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Stiff neck, shoulders, pain in legs. EMG test shows L3 nerve damage. What does this mean?

Hi I have recently had an EMG test done on my left leg and arm . The neurologist confirm some L3 nerve damage. What does this mean for me, he said it was good news but I remain in pain every day. I went to him suffering with a siff painful neck and shoulders, bad pain in my left glote and pain down my leg. I was hospitalised for two days witth the pain in March.
Asked On : Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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this means that you probably have some bone spur or ligament that is damaging your nerve root L3, it is causing pains in the areas you mentioned. these kind of neuropathic pains respond to medicines like lyrica, and the second thing that helps is exercises, so it would be a good idea to see a physiotherapist who could help you by teaching you exercises for the back, spine and legs. this problem will definitely improve but you have to be patient with the therapy.
hope that helps.
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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