Re: Help Please
john is exactly right on with his description of the two seperate tests.the big thing to remeber tho is that this particular testing will only show actual nerve flow problems and nothing else.i had my first one (of three over a few years time)for c spine problems but despite the really horrid pain i was having,everything regarding the actual nerve flow was just dandy.i was rather disappointed in that i thought this ment no one would believe i had this nasty pain just becasue my nerves appeard "fine'.i was told by the tech that did this and by my neurosurgeon that all that test proved was that i had nothing impeding my nerve flow on a constant basis,like from nerve compression or actual direct nerve damage.it did not mean that i didn;t have pain caused by stenosis,bone spurs and intermittant impingment of the nerve dependant upon movement.it only shows direct impeded nerve flow and really not a whole lot else.it really is the best most definitive type test to really detect a direct nerve flow problem tho.doing this test along with having an MRI with contrast,if this is a spinal issue would really be the best way to go.
just what IS the reason you are having this test done?the actual pain involved with my tests was pretty tolerable with the first two but this was before my spinal cord damage.that one done just a few weeks ago was the most painful but it was in the areas where i have suffered some very severe muscle atrophy.this was not there with the prior tests.i think you will do just fine.please let us know just what you find out,K?
just an FYI here but there are some good threads on EMG way on down at the neuropathy boards.**
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.