... A classic finding on EMG with radiculopathy is spontaneous activity on needle insertion in muscles at the affected level. ... (4 replies)
... Steroid injections can be beneficial because often there is inflammation caused by the bulging disk or the originating injury. This can make impingement of the nerves or the spinal cord worse. Steroids have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Injecting the steroid locally into the area of the problem will give more targeted relief and also lessen the systemic effects of... (5 replies)
... I just wanted to comment on multi level fusions. Three level fusions are not all that uncommon...I think L3 to S1 is the most common, which is what I have. ... (20 replies)
... Hi all,
I'm a newbie to this board. I've been having low back pain (on and off) since last year, but it hurts a lot (8-10), especially if touched there and any activity that involves lying on my back.
A neurology specialist recommended I have certain nerve tests (after being referred for lesions on brain MRI)...one of them being a Nerve Conduction Study and an EMG... (3 replies)
... I don't even know what radiculopathy means.....that doctor was in Texas, and now I am in La. ... (16 replies)
... I know that chronic radiculopathy is associated with neuropathy that left gone to long can cause paralysis. ... (2 replies)
... and says I definately have bulging disc with s1 radiculopathy and refers me for ESI x3. First one hurt alot and didn't help. 2nd one, 2 weeks later, didn't hurt at all and that was 8 days ago. The dr. ... (4 replies)
... mm left paracentral disk protrusion with posteroinferior extension causing left lateral recess narrowing with mass effect on the traversing left S1 nerve root. Clinical correlation secondary to left S1 radiculopathy is recommended. Hypertrophic facet degenerative changes are seen bilaterally. ... (1 replies)
... I was in a car accident this past December. I have been seeing a Chiropractor since. She sent me for EMG and MRI. I am having trouble understanding the medical terminology. Can Someone put this in layman's terms? I apologize for the length of this but I tried to trim it as best I could.
Manual muscle testing revealed gross motor deficits within the upper and... (4 replies)
... Please correlate for S1 radiculopathy." I imagine this is why you are having the EMG. ... (7 replies)
... Hi mags,
According to the radiologist the disc bulge at L5-S1 in your very low back has an annular tear which can be painful in & of itself but disc material is not pressing on your spinal cord but is on both sides directly touching the S1 nerve root which could be causing nerve root compression or just irritation because it is just touching the nerve & the radiologist... (7 replies)
... S1 just reaching the ventral surface of the thecal sac and touching the traversing S1 nerve roots in the lateral recess. There is a tear in the outer annulus. ... (7 replies)
... I'm so sorry I missed your first post and that no one else responded. I am very sorry you are having all these problems and that you have to wait so long between appointments. Without being able to get a series of comprehensive appointments to rule in or out any of the various forms of arthritises that affect the spine, such as Ankylosing spondylitis, it is hard to know... (7 replies)
... Hi everyone
I am here hopefully to get some guidance from you guys if you don't mind, sorry about War and Peace below.
Firstly, I'm 35 if that helps to clarify anything in my history lol.
In secondary school, roughly age 15, I had a period of upper back pain that I got some physio for. At around the same time as the back pain I started with flares of wrist pain... (7 replies)
... I had a similar problem. No pain post-op for about eight weeks, then the leg pain came back worse than ever. I haven't had much luck controlling it with nerve medication. I had an epidural last week (11 months post-op), which really helped with the leg pain. I was cleared by my surgeon to have the ESI, but he said he didn't see anything to inject. I figure the fusion... (7 replies)
... S1 radiculopathy on the right. ... (2 replies)
... Hey Boopie, nice of you to chime in. So sorry to come upon each other this way. Back pain is a life changer, I know what you're going thru being a fellow spiney.
You know your condition is a classic S1 Radiculopathy (dermatomal map). You came to the right place because there's a lot of people here that have a lot of invaluable information. If you don't mind me asking,... (31 replies)
... l neuropathy was diagnosed, and I realized it was done on the basis of one guy's "diagnosis." Had an EMG and it turned out my problems were stemming from L5 and S1 radiculopathy. ... (1 replies)
... I'm not sure if this is the correct board to post this in. I've been dealing with lower back pain and radiculopathy all the way down my left leg for 5 months now. ... (4 replies)
... Hi Teteri66
I am glad to hear the recovery for your second surgery was better. But, you mentioned you had 3 surgeries. I am wondering why 3.
I was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis with anterior slip of L5. bilateral pars defect, bilateral foraminal stenosis and lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy.
My pain, weakness, burning sensation, tingling & numbness are all in... (8 replies)