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Re: Negative NCS and still Carpal Tunnel??

Re: Negative NCS and still Carpal Tunnel??

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Posted by Deborah on July 15, 2000 at 18:24:22:

In Reply to: Re: Negative NCS and still Carpal Tunnel?? posted by Bill Miller on May 17, 2000 at 17:43:49:

: : Have any of you ever heard of having a clear Nerve Conduction Study and still being diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel? I have all of the Carpal Tunnel symptoms...pain that woke me up at night, stiff hand, pain in wrist and forearm, tingling in fingers... My doctor ordered a NCS, which came back negative. Could I still have Carpal Tunnel or is it definitely something else?
: Yes Kelly, it is completely possible that nerve conduction tests are not accurately reflecting the degree of nerve impingement. I just had the procedure performed a month ago today and my surgeon explained that symptoms are often more telling than the various diagnosics. I have had C.T scans, MRI's, nerve condution.... The procedure itself indicated what the surgeon described as a definite compression of the nerve. I had also been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Reynauds. All pretty scary stuff for a musician. It's to early to tell what the full effect, positive of negative the surgery will have but I am experiencing incremental improvement on a daily basis. Good Luck, Bill
Hi Kelly, my sister had a negative nerve conduction study, but her doctor was sure it was carpal tunnel. He operated and her symptoms went away, she also had an ulner nerve decompression. She still has symptoms of tendonitis in her forearm, but that is a different problem. Best of Luck to you!

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