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Nerve Damage......fact or fiction??!!!!!

HeidiLynnMHHeidiLynnM Posts: 445
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Recovering from Surgery
Another question :) I have had 2 emg's done, and they have showed nerve damage. Well when I went for my follow up, I mentioned this. I was told by his nurse that it is not permanet. Have any of you been told this?! Will nerve damage cause pain?

I know I posted before, but I forgot to ask this! Thank you :D


  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    The nurse should never have told you that. Nerve damage can heal but it can also be permanent. And it can be painful.
    Good luck, Jim
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  • Howdy Heidi,

    I know for me, my EMG's/NCV's showed nerve damage, but too that was over a 1.5 to 2 year spread. I know the EMG 'can' show if there is damage, but not sure exactly how short of the amount of time (and distance to which they measure of response). Later had evoke potentials checked (more cord related) for myelopathy diagnosis confirmation for cord damage....

    I FULLY agree with Jim, the "Nurse" should NOT have told you that. My Neurologist and later 3 surgeons told me mine was permanent, but after intensive testing, and then later with Myelopathy (negative pathology of the cord itself) was highly probable.

    Wait till the experts (and even then, nothing is etched in stone, okay?) tell/advise you.

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I am just confused. I don't understand what he meant by that, he is the doctors assistant. He said that the leg pain will go away. I use a elliptical, and take my time. I don't get a lot of nerve pain now (the tingling, ect.) but gosh the back and legs hurt ~X( .

    I guess time will tell seeing it hasnt been that long. When I had the emg, the doc had to stop towards the end because it was soooooo painful, it showed a lot of nerve problems. I guess I will know more when I go back in december.
  • I was told that to 2 years ago and mine is permenent,ut I can handle it cauase its just mild foot pain and calf.So mine got alot better just didnt heal all.
  • Those are killers! My feet hurt :( The legs..... I could chop them off!!!!!
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