Hi all....first time here.
I have had cervical and lumbar pain due to spurs having grown on all my vertebra's (well, 5 in each location) and my old insurance did not cover a nerve test. I am now on disability and medicare and was able to get the nerve test/s done. Today was the cervical and Friday will be the lumbar.
My spinal cord is totally pinched. We knew that going into this, due to xrays and mri's.
So today I had the cervical test done and the doctor told me all my nerves are damaged there.
I guess my question is......just how many nerves are there? I had talked her ear off while we were doing the test and that was one question I did not specifically ask. She seemed surprised to see the degree of damage to "all my nerves".
I am clueless about this sort of thing and wondering if anyone can explain it so I understand. Can ALL nerves me damaged? Is that possible, or is it just an exagerated way of saying "it's pretty bad"...
Just curious. I will ask her on Friday when I see her, to explain what she meant, but figured I would throw this question out there to those of you here are know a lot about these sort of things.
TIA for any help.
BTW......wow....some of those needles really really hurt! The zapping part of the test was 'interesting'....but I had a rough time with the needles. Glad one part is done. I expect bad news for the lumbar, as my left thigh is getting progressively numb...and painful at the same time. :::shrugs to that one:::
Take care and wishing all some painfree days.