I saw my spine doctor last week. I told him my second opinion neurosurgeon recommended an EMG. I don't really know if that second opinion surgeon would have sent his report to my spine doctor.
The neurosurgeon who will be doing my surgery referred me to the second opinion surgeon. I know that this second opinion neurosurgeon was going to send his recommendation to my surgeon and to my primary care doctor.
The EMG I am having is the same kind I had when I was diagnosed the end of last June. I remember a probe being put in various places on my left arm. Sometimes my arm or hand jerked. It was kind of painful.
I wonder if this will tell the doctors how much nerve damage has occured? How much information does this kind of test give the surgeon? I don't know I see my surgeon again March 2nd. I am hoping he will finally say, "Ok, this is the surgery I am going to do and this is the date."