Sorry this is so long! My name is Candace and I am 25 years old. I have herniated discs at L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1, DDD and arthritis. My worst herniated disc which is the L4-L5 was shaved twice and it seemed to have made everything worse. Now after all of these years of xrays, mri's, shots, epidurals, meds, tens units, ice packs, heat pads, rest, & physical therapy I was put in pain management about 8 or so months ago & of course like everyone else went through different meds until I found something that worked for me (embeda for pain along with zipsor, neurotin, & baclofen). Well, they recalled embeda and put me on kadian which I absolutely HATE and of course the doctor just wanted to up the dosage. Anyways, now they want to do a nerve study on me b/c I have always had bad pain/numbness in my left leg and last week i pinched another nerve on the right side of my back and my right leg is hurting too. Long story short (haha) I was wondering exactly what they do? Do they hook electrodes to your feet? No needles? What exactly are they looking for your legs to do and how can they tell about the nerves? I just don't quite understand how the test works and I couldn't really find anything that explains it. Are you supposed to feel the shocks if your nerves are good and not feel them if they are bad? What usually happens next as far as treatment if they find something bad? I am already on neurotin and I have tried lyrica before. I just wondered if anyone had a more in depth explanation for what I would be looking forward to. Thanks in advance for any input!