That is odd about doing them so close together. The nurse told me that if I had my myelogram before the EMG, I would have to wait 3 weeks before I could have the Myelogram. Dunno,,,, I think all doctors are different. They are doing both of mine in the same day but the EMG done first. They said that the Myelogram can irritate the nerves or something and give a false reading on the EMG.
I'm just ready to get my tests over with, my right leg is becoming drastically weaker. It feels like I almost have to just drag it around. It trembles when I try to lift it. I sure hope they get some answers out of my tests, but after seeing what you guys all get, I'm not too sure? I think there is no certain test to show what exactly is going on ,other than I've heard folks say that the discogram shows everything. But I'd have a cow if they ordered one, everyone talks about the dreaded discogram lol! I'm freaking out over the myelogram lol..... Lisa
Accident at work March 24, 2003
Diagnosed with strained back and given 3 weeks PT
Continued pain -sent to neurosurgeon MRI showed bulge at L5- continued PT
May appt showed no improvement and increased weakness in right leg. Ordered Myelogram and EMG on May 28th
Myelogram and EMG moved to new date/ June 19
Myelogram showed no impingement. EMG showed nerve damage to the anterior tibialis.
Have drop foot and numbness in thoughout right leg/moving sometimes to left leg.
Numbness in perineium area.
Constant pain treated with Soma and Loratab 10.5.
Was hospitalized for a week after myelogram with ringing ears and pain.
Visited neurosurgeon July 10 and told that I'm having post myelogram syndrome and he believes all my symptoms will pass.
No improvement thus far with nerve damage.