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Lili_InuLLili_Inu Posts: 633
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
After getting a new MRI done last week, the report does not show anything new that could cause me the residual pain - no scar tissue, hardware is in tact, no new herniation, etc. The physiatrist's office called to inform me about the MRI and asked if I had an EMG done in the past. I never had it done, because I already knew that I needed surgery due to bladder issues and feet numbness. So the question is: Do I even bother getting an EMG done or do I just deal with finding the best way to manage this pain? Will the EMG testing be worth the discomfort, since I already had the surgery and things are not resolved? How accurate is the EMG test? :/
2011 ACDF C5-6 for Spondylosis with Myleopathy
2012 L4-5 herniated disc and hernated disc at C4/5 2013 Taking Amitriptyline for headaches


  • I would let the doctor decide if you should get it done.
    I have had emg's done before, and i'm right now awaiting a phone call scheduling me for another one.

    The emg test is only as good as the person giving the test. Meaning there can be false readings.

    So its all gonna come down to what kind of pain you are having and could that pain be nerve related.

    My NS who ordered the test is sending me to a doctor that he uses all the time for emg tests. He said that is how we will get our most accurate and correct readings.

    Best of luck with your decision.
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