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Negative EMG

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Posted by Sheila on May 04, 2000 at 00:22:34:

I was diagnosed with CTS in February by my personal doctor. I then made a claim to workers' comp. carrier who provided me with a "panel of three doctors" and I chose the doctor I am now seeking. This doctor has said all along that he believes I have "mild" CTS in both hands. I had an EMG done on both hands at different times (the left started having the tingling feeling like when you hit your funny bone after he injected the left wrist). He keeps having me come back every week or two and we have exhausted all anti-inflammatories (my stomach cannot handle them) but he still fees that surgery would make me better and is leading me to believe that he either doesn't believe me or something. This is a workers' comp. claim and I'm not entirely sure that he is out to "help" me or the insurance carrier. Has anyone else out there had a negative EMG but still been diagnosed with CTS? If so, what else can be done? I may be wrong, but I feel the EMG is to determine if there is nerve damage. As I exhibit all the symptoms of CTS I would like to know what else can be done. I do not want to wait until there is nerve damage to do something about this problem. I am a legal assistant and typing, writing, and reviewing large volume of documents is all part of my 8 hour work day. I would really like to hear from others who have had this same problem. Thanks and God Bless. Sheila.

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