Re: Please Someone Respond.. Dont Just Read And Ignore!
Just a couple questions for you.what type of specialist have you been seeing?a neurosurgeon or neurologist?has everything been done byjust one doc or have you ahd any further opinions?i would also recommend if you have not done so already,to call the hospital where this procedure occured and get copies of everything that is in your central medical file most importantly the anesthisiologists notes.this was the person who did your spinal.this would give you basic info about wher exactly he placed that needle.it would narrow down the territory anyways to approx where he went in and could have casued the nevre damage.having any abnormalities show up in an EMG DOES indicate some level of nerve compromise at the specific area that was actually tested.it just means that something is causing impedded nerve flow.so it IS a significant finding in and of itself.most EMGs are normal.even with pain and other symptoms.a nerve HAS to be affected at some level in order to have what yours showed.i had major pain and other intermittant symptoms like tingling and numbness that showed up in my right arm along with severe neck pain(from a herniated disc).despite all that,my EMG turned up completely normal.it was only becasue my nerves were not being compromised or impinged constantly.so they just got really ****** off but since the flow was not impedded,i had the 'normal" EMG.so something is affecting your nerve flow there somehow.i would seriously start obtaining other opinions on your symptoms along with the abnormal EMG finding.
just also wondering if you actually have your own copy of that MRI report that was done?if not,get one and read thru it yourself to actually see what was really in it.many specialists for some stupid reason do NOT always tell the patient about everything that was actually found in any given MRI report,only what 'they feel' is pertinent.and what is actually pertinent to them may not be all its cracked up to be.it depends on their actual overall knowledge and experience with any given issue that can pop up in your spine.believe me,i found this one out the hard way.you just need that copy for your own records.also obtain the hosp records with the anesthesiologist reports.this just could help.i would think that any really knowledgeable neurosurgeon could track that nerve back to the origin of damage/affectation.even a physiatrist could do this too.this type of specialist is just extremely knowledgable about nerves and how they innervate muscle.my physiatrist is the also the doc who was in charge of my rehab after my spinal cord surgery and also does all my EMGs.they really do know their nerves and muscles.you just really need to find out what is actually damaged and causeing your ongoing symptoms.something IS causing this to occur.just get those documents and see what they actually state in them.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.