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EMG Positive for C5-C6 irritation, MRI negative?
I can't stand the pain anymore! My shoulders and under arms hurt so bad, and nothing is helping the pain. I've gone from Vicodin now to Norco, and the Norco does nothing (except keep me up all night). Now I'm taking Percocet, which I don't like to take, and that is starting to lose its effectiveness.
Has anybody ever had this? The EMG shows positive for C5-C6 nerve root irritation, but the MRI shows nothing. My ortho surgeon saw a small bulge, but the spine surgeon says its nothing that would cause this pain. Then why the EMG positive? Which is more "right?"
I seriously can't take the pain anymore, I feel like cutting my arms off. I've tried neck epidurals, shoulder shots, traction, physical therepy, etc. I need HELP!
To top it off (now I'm venting), hubby is in hospital probably getting ready to have lumbar fusion. I'll know more later. Two toddlers at home. OK, I'm done feeling sorry for myself.