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    Old 02-03-2009, 08:23 AM   #1
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    EMG Results Abnormal...?

    Can anybody elaborate on this?:

    There are signs of mild acute denervation in peripheral C6 myotome biceps and deltiod and corresponding paraspinals on left side. Abnormal electrodiagnostic study suggestive of left C6 radiculopathy of fairly recent onset.

    What exactly is denervation? Oh..and I have a C4-C5 & C5-C6 herniation.

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    Old 02-03-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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    I hope I do this justice. The good news is they have confirmation for you that you have a nerve root compressed at C6 in your neck. Your emg confirmed that the nerve root compressionm and the route it takes to your extremity (myotome) all match up with the diagnosis. Denervation is the loss of nerve conduction in laymans terms, partial is like some of the nerve fibers are not working properly, weakness is a hallmark of this.

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    Old 02-03-2009, 07:08 PM   #3
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    I hope I do this justice. The good news is they have confirmation for you that you have a nerve root compressed at C6 in your neck. Your emg confirmed that the nerve root compressionm and the route it takes to your extremity (myotome) all match up with the diagnosis. Denervation is the loss of nerve conduction in laymans terms, partial is like some of the nerve fibers are not working properly, weakness is a hallmark of this.

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    thank you for that breakdown! well, i have a cervical epidural scheduled for monday. i'm not sure how many i will need, but my doc just mentioned somewhere between 1-3. from what i've read, there has to be 2 week intervals between each one. but on the site of the place i'm going to, it said if relief isn't found in the first one..they most likely won't continue so i don't know. my doc also told me to start exercising my left arm with a light weight to try and strengthen it more. i hope all of the above works because i'd really like to avoid having surgery at such a young age.

     
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    Re: EMG Results Abnormal...?

    one more question..do you know what "mild acute" means? sounds like an oxymoron. i thought acute meant serious.

     
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    Most people think it means serious, but it means recent onset in medical term, and if your condition were to continue long term it would be switched out with the word chronic inserted. Mild states the condition of it - like mild, moderate or severe.

     
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    Most people think it means serious, but it means recent onset in medical term, and if your condition were to continue long term it would be switched out with the word chronic inserted. Mild states the condition of it - like mild, moderate or severe.
    tnx again...

     
    Old 02-04-2009, 05:53 AM   #7
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    rootsy, I am glad something showed up. Its alot better to know to have to wonder. Good luck with the injections & let us know how it goes. God bless, Sammy

     
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    rootsy, I am glad something showed up. Its alot better to know to have to wonder. Good luck with the injections & let us know how it goes. God bless, Sammy
    Thanks Sammy. I will let you know. My app't switched to Tuesday. I am seeing a new doctor since I read an unfavorable review about the one I was supposed to see. I am very nervous when it comes to anesthesiologists since my sister died under the care of one.

     
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