L5 Nerve root damage after IDET
I had a herniated disk at L5-S1 in 1993 and in 1997 another auto rear end hit produced a radial tear in that disk. After several years of P.T. & pain management, my doctor did a discogram & foung fissures in the disk & did the IDET proceedure on 12/10/04. After that I experienced serevre weakness in my left leg & foot. I just had an EMG today 1/22/04 and the doctor told me there was severe damage to the L5 nerve root which is causing the weakness. I am not sure why after the IDET it is now damaged since it wasn't like this befor & the IDET supposedly doesn't go near the nerve root. Does anyone out there have any input on this problem? Please post any helpful reply.