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    Old 04-23-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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    Nerve damage... told was healing, yet symptoms are worse.. B12 possibly?

    I had an mri a little bit ago because I had really bad neck pain and my arm felt 'off', just it came back fine. Except I was given an emg for my arm because the sensation has been weird since september. A needle was put into my muscle and the neurologist said I had nerve damage. But that it was healing and it takes a long time to go away.

    My problem is... it feels like that day was a good day. And now it is worse. Also, the same feeling is in my leg and I get shooting pains in other parts of my body and tingling and leg cramps...

    So can your neck produce all these symptoms? And does it sound like it is healing? To me it doestn', but is this normal medically?

    And also... really curious about this. I don't eat a lot of meat. I never have. Mostly eggs, or once in a blue moon chicken or ham like on a sandwich. Could this just be a B12 deficiency? I heard it takes a lot of years for that.. but if i've never been a big meat eater (i'm 21 now) could that be it?

    Or could it be something more serious like ms?

     
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    Old 04-26-2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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    Re: Nerve damage... told was healing, yet symptoms are worse.. B12 possibly?

    This MRI that came back 'fine'? did YOU happen to actually obtain a copy or even read it for yourself?specialists are notorious for "leaving' out alot of very important info just because they "feel" it isn't actually pertinent to your issue at hand,trust me on that one.i would think that if your EMG actually showed some level of nerve flow problem that somewhere,most likely in the C spine area,something is actually affecting or compressing a nerve enough to reduce the flow rate.EMGs will ONLY show actual damage to a certain level and very real compression and nothing else.even people with herniated discs,will and can show a perfectly normal EMG(this was my case).all that means is the nerves are not actually damaged or compressed and nothing more.i really do think you need to start looking into things a bit deeper,espescially with your previous MRI.if you didn't actually see it or read it for yourself,you really do not know what was actually found in it,ya know?"something" is most definitely compromising a nerve somewhere and it HAS to be found out before it becomes a permanent situation.start digging and please let me know what you find out?marcia
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    Old 04-26-2007, 05:45 PM   #3
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    Re: Nerve damage... told was healing, yet symptoms are worse.. B12 possibly?

    thanks very much for the reply! as you can see it was my first one. lol

    The MRI report showed 'unremarkable' but a lack of curve on my c-spine and some fluid loss or drying of my c5-6 disc.

    Could this press on anything?

    And okay, so it would show compression only? NOthing was found on the electrical pulse test. Only when they used a needle into my muscle.

    I guess I've been worried I have a central nervous system problem or something. But if this only shows that a nerve is compressed, then it is more local? .. Although either way, I guess I will have to look into it. And I am trying. But doctors here not only take months to get in.. but you have to go through like 8 before find one that will even take you seriously.

    But thank you... I'll keep you updated whenever I find out.

     
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