the most logical thing to do when you have an abnormal EMG is to track the nerve back to where it starts and look very closely at that area for any type of abnormalitys.it just makes sense ya know?anything along that nerve track could be affecting it in some way and would cause the abnormal velocity reading that occured with the EMG.whatever nerve showed up with the abnormal reading HAS TO be affected in some way or it wouldn't have showed up with abnormal flow.it is really a good thing that you at least have an established nerve affectation,at least they know THAT much,and thats a big deal when trying to locate a problem.depending on just what type of scan you had and whether or not it used contrast dye can make a difference in whether or not some sort of issues will actually show themselves on any film.you may just need more specific types of testing on that nerve area or more comprehensive types of scans done.i know there is a better stronger type of MRI that i had to have done when they were looking at my brain aneurysm to get the clearest pics possible and this was called a '3T or 3 tesla" scan.it is actually the same as an MRI but it uses three times the magnetism thus deeper clearer pics are produced.but finding a place that has one may be the problem.any good radiology place should have at least one at one of their facilitys.i used to go to the one place they had that was closest to me but had to go about a one hour drive away to one of their other facilitys that had this type of scanner just to get this particular scan done.
i would keep pushing things with your docs(what type of docs are you currently seeing?) since you DO HAVE confirmed nerve damge,there has to be a reason.its just a matter of finding that area where it is actually damaged at.it could take some time.but you KNOW this is not all in your head and you do have proof of damage(just what nerve does it state on your EMG report as being the affected one?) and that in itself is huge,really.your docs just really need to start getting a bit creative here and find that source.please keep me posted on how things are going,K? good luck.Marcia
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