if you have anything that could be impeding nerve flow in any way,it would show up with a much lower flow velocity during an EMG/NCS.the only thing that does show on this test IS actual compression of or impingment of a nerve.if your problem is dependant upon posistion,it may not show up,just the direct problems show up.if a problem is an intermittant thing,it may not show at all.this is how the test just is.it does not mean that your nerves are not being affected in some way just that they are not directly being compressed at the time of the test.you know what i mean?believe me,you can have alot of pain without there actually being direct impingement.my very first EMG showed everything was flowing just dandy,despite having intermittant numbness and tingling along with a herniated disc and lots of pain.if there is a suspected impingment of any kind,and EMG would show most definitely if it really is impeding nerve flow.in that respect it is a good test.unfortunetly it doesn't explain a whole lot when you are having pain and neuro problems and the stupid test states all the nerves are great.good luck with the test and let me know how things go.Marcia
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.
feelbad, thank you, thats what i wondered because it wasn't as bad as it is now today versus a month ago. All my test come back excellent, when i was in pt for about two and half months they think it is a nerve and that possibly a bulgin disc and they said it can come out and go back in. But in the past they had asked if i was ever Diagnosed with MS, and i have been searching everywhere because recently i have to the ER and they said it is very possible that it is a nerve but they have been seding me to a Neurosurgeon who won't see me again, and the er said that is because i have needed to see a Neuroligist. So it really makes sense. I am seriously thinking it could be a start of MS as i remeber having balance issues a few years back and i have more worsening symtoms in the congitive area ect. But i am gonna try to stay positive as i have always tried to do that i can fight whatever it may be! The only scary thing is i have been dealing with the worst being i fell three months ago and been left untreated for the unknown so i am worried ithier about long term damage.
I wounder if a lot people on this board, that don't have a known reason for their PN and limb pain, should be looking a the lyme board. My mother has PN. After many tests and lots of guessing (MS and a host of other autoimmune diseases) She has Lymes. And it is curable. It is worth a look.
fix, thats not such a bad idea, i never had any real serious problems until i fell, i am still wondering if i didn't break something when i fell as even though i couldn't even move my leg at the time, i told them i have had pain and back problems so at that time the er didn't feel it was neccessary to do any exrays of my leg i couldn't even move, and maybe i keep redamaging it, who knows, i try very hard not to think about it till i go back to the dr. on MOnday! Have agreat day!
My mom started by falling. She lost her sense of balance. Ataxia. At first it was worse in the dark. Later came the leg pain, foot tipping in and loss of use.
She would in the light be able to see that she was falling but did not have the ability to tell her leg to move to catch herself.
It has been a long 4.5 years for her. She is only 61. We have just started ourselves on the road to recovery.