I hope you all getting better!!!
I had my MRI, CT, neurologist, EMG tests done yesterday at HSS in NYC.
After all the tests, i saw neurologist (D-r Camissa sent me to him). He confirmed that i have drooped foot, that my leg/foot is very weak, but... after EMG tests was done he did not find evidence of damaged nerve???
And also based on MRI - no evidence that the above symptoms come from lumbar area.
I am so confused! I was told by previous EMG test done localy and by 2 neurologist before that the damage related to L-5 and it is permanent. I don't have a reason to doubt yesterday's Doctor opinion (he was nominated many times as Top Doc (neurologist) in a country and D-r Camissa sends all his patients to him) but can't figure it out still what is going on.
He strongly suggested to have thourasic and neck areas MRI done to determen if the symptoms don't come from there. He said that unfortunatelly most Doctors always concentrate on the trouble area they know about and don't search further, but he said that leg/foot symptoms can come from my upper spinal areas.
I wonder: does it means that if EMG test did not show a nerve damage it can be fixed if they find any abnormalities in a C and T areas?
Also, if this does not related to lumbar area where i had my surgery done - why my symptoms appeared right after the surgery??
Funny; i go to have all this done to find the answers. But seems to me that more Doctors i see, more confused i get and more questions i have.