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Help! Denied Foot Drop/sciatic Pain Secondary To Back

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I filed a claim for sciatic nerve and foot drop secondary to my L4/L5 herniated disc however an EMG did not support my claim the report said.

I have had this pain/weakenss since my accident in service (documented in my military medical record) however am not rated for the leg/foot pain and weakenss.

Is there anything i can do since the EMG does not support my claims? I have been receiving treatment and take lyrica for the pain several times daily. A friend who is in the medical field suggested it may be RSD and not sciatica, i just related it to sciatic since i have herniated discs and lumbar DJD (currently rated at 10% for the herniation and DJD)

Otherwise i am a heatlhy (non-obese) 31 year old male, but feel like i am much older due to my disabliites.

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The nonsupporting EMG got me too. (L5-S1 IVDS 40%, ED, sicatic pain, Rated 10% in right, but not left extremity) Ill be watching this one. Great question.

Maybe approach it from the sicatic pain part, and not the nerve damage? EMG's dont show pain, and MRI's show impingement, Maybe attack it from the pain angle?

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