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EMG & Nerve Conduct Study

JulieAJJulieA Posts: 1,420
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:35 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I had the EMG/NCS yesterday. My NS had wanted me to have it to rule our carpal tunnel. The doctor who administered the test said I was negative for nerve damage and that I should go to PT and have some traction. He suggested that I start taking Lyrica for the nerve pain..... And even epidural injections. $$$$$

I really don't understand why he felt it appropriate to try to sell me onto the services offered at his clinic when I was sent over for the test only (he is suppose to fax results ASAP to NS)

He had my MRI results faxed over and said that my herniated discs and osteophyte were only small and that I should be fine. I have seen the MRI but not read the report. It was two full pages and all he read was (one line).

I am glad I do not have nerve damage, but my arms still hurt and are weak. Still getting tingeling in my hand etc. How can it be?




  • If you have a herniation and arthritis,whether there small or not,even small herniations can cause pain and weakness and tingling if there pushing on or interferring with a nerve.You may not have nerve damage yet but if your having tingling then your nerves are being bothered by one or the other or both problems.If i were you i'd get back to the doc. who did the mri and have him read the entire report to you and explain all you questions you have about it.
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