Re: EMG nerve tests?
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
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