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Experiencing pain and tingling in left leg/foot. mri shows herniated disc l4 l5 with l5 nerve impingement but emg was normal. get a 2nd emg?

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Dr. Mijail Serruya answered

Specializes in Neurology

Physical therapy: In a case where there are symptoms of nerve impingement, and some tests show it (MRI) and others don't (EMG), this may reflect the positional and postural nature of the way our spinal cord and nerve roots move in our body. Rather than get more testing, consider physical therapy. If several weeks of PT had no benefit, then follow-up in person with a neurologist, physiatrist, or neurosurgeon.

Answered 9/15/2020

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