Had a EMG and the results showed nothing. All nerves looked fine. Well i know there is something wrong. My right leg pain is still the same.
Now, my Doctor wants me to have a MRI on my hip. I think he is grasping for straws. Don't believe my hip is causing my leg pain. But I will have it and we will see.
Have come to the conclusion that my hopes are going to be on the SCS. Still waiting on insurance company to approve the stimulator. Don't know what else to do. Cancelled the accupuncture treatment because was sick on day I was scheduled. Might still try that. So I just wanted to report in to whoever was wondering about my condition. I wished I could get relief but not much of anything working.
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I appreciate the update, Keith. When they did your MRI, did they include the SI joints?
This was the acupuncturist that came higher recommended, right? I hope you will give him a try before doing the SCS trial. As I recall, the acupuncturist was very experienced. He might just be able to figure out what's causing your pain.
I have not had the MRI yet. Waiting on appointment. I will mention the Si joints though.
Yes the accupuncturest comes highly recommended. I still might go there for that. Probably will. Will have the mri and see the results which I have no faith in but because of doctor I will give it a go.
Probably be in the next 2 weeks. Teri, so you think that possibly the Si joints could cause pain in leg, just one leg? Interesting! I will bring it up for sure.
Definitely. Symptoms of SI joint dysfunction can mimic those of a herniated disc or similar lower lumbar issues. Depending on the alignment of the rest of the spine, a patient can have one side that is hypomobile, too loose...or both joints can be affected. Mine was on the left side -- and I would have sworn I needed a hip replacement! But it was because the SI joint would slip out of position, which would make the piriformis muscle taut, irritate the sciatic nerve which passes underneath the piriformis...and the muscle then attaches over by the hip -- so I had pain across that whole area.
Sometimes someone like an acupuncturist or someone who does body work is better at figuring out the cause of pain than the spine specialist...particularly if they see a lot of orthopedic patients. Doctors tend to discount the soft tissue, muscle,and ailments caused by poor body mechanics, posture, etc.