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Bilateral leg weakness followng 4th ESI
A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with lumbar radiculopathy,neruitis sciatic, and have 2 bulging discs in my lower back. I started treatment for the low back pain with ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections). Mar 2012 I received a fourth injection. The next day my left knee started buckling while I was walking. By the second day, both my legs had given out and I couldn't walk unassisted. I could stll feel them but when I attempted to walk they both would crumple to the ground. Almost a year later, several tests, and physical therapy the doctors are unable to determine the cause. My right leg appears to be fine and  I can bear weight on it but my left leg is the opposite. Each time I walk my left knee gves out. I am still unable to weight bear on my left leg. Any thoughts?
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  Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.

May I ask, r u also DX'd with Chiari? Or Syringomyelia?

Other then that u could have stinosis in the area of the bulging disks...this would impinge on the nerve and cause some of the issues u mentioned.
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No, I have not even heard of those conditions. Thanks for the response so quickly. I recently had an EMG done and it didn't show any nerve damage. Do you know what would confirm a pinched nerve?
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  The EMG should indicate a pinched nerve.....

  U may want to also ask about this in the neuro forum or the back and neck forum...

I know there is a Dr that will reply in the neuro forum and may be of more help.
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Ok thx.
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