Re: Neurological Exam - Questions
i take it you just had this EMG/NCS? have you actually had an MRI of your c spine too at this point? "something' is causing some level of impedded nerve flow,that is usually up from the c spine area if this was done all the way up your arm as it appears to have been? what about your left? did they test anything on that side,and if they did,was there anything abnormal there too? from what i can tell,your c6, which also IS your median nerve, probably has a herniation or bone spur or 'something' that is actually pushed against that c 6 nerve up in your c spine and slowing nerve flow response.
there would also be something affecting your ulnar(c 8 nerve,it innervates the last two fingers of the hand), and the median is enough affected to also go across the palmer side of your hand. just what are you actually 'feeling" in the last two fingers and the middle or in your thumb,and across that palm? any fingers that kind of 'lock up" on you or go into some level of spasms at times?numbness,tingling,pain?
if you have not yet had an MRI, like i mentioned above,you defiitely NEED one to just see what is causing the nerve flow impairment. if the nerves are not getting enough flow,it will also affect the muscles there too to a certain degree. you just need that good hard look into your c and upper t spine areas right now to see whats going on. using a contrasting agent will also help in identifying certain things that do not always show themselves well upon plain MRI. who or what type of specialist are you going to be seeing? you really DO need a good neurosurgeon for a full eval and consult about how to fix whatever is impacting those nerves. a neurologist would only send you to that NS,since it is way over his head to try and repair this. i do wish you luck with this. i do know how you feel since i went thru this stuff back in 2001(c 6-7 herniation). please keep me posted as to what you find out. FB
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.