Re: Not sure if this is Sciatice
my emg was for foot drop, which means i couldn't flex my foot. an emg detects whether the nerve damage is deep or superficial. fortunately, mine was superficial (peroneal nerve - outside calf region).
it may be related to a sciatica problem, or could be separate. question - do you feel the pain/tingling/etc. in you backside or the back of your thigh too? if you don't have that, then it's most likely not sciatica.
a coworker told me of a nerve condition where the damage, etc. comes and goes. if you've been having that kind of stuff, then it might help you to ask the dr. about that condition. wish i could remember the name.
good luck to ya.
Sciatica, L3-4 Tear, Spinal Stenosis, DDD L3-S1
Fusion (BMP) L4-5 '11
Anterior Fusion (BMP) L3-S1 '13