So happy I stumbled upon this forum. I am a 53 year old woman and two years ago, I was diagnosed with a large c6/c7 cervical herniated disc. Since then, I hardly have any pain in my neck or back but have lots of sensory feelings in my hand and forearm. The most upsetting and scary thing for me is the atrophy in my hand, specifically between my thumb and forefinger. I have developed an irrational fear of a motor neuron disease and have had a couple of EMG's on my hand. The first one, 14 months ago with a very reputable doctor, showed nothing but I just had one two weeks ago with a doctor I knew nothing about and it showed abnormalities in my hand. The report specifically read:
"This is an abnormal study consistent with multiple level cervical polyradiculopathy more on the left. There is also, a median motor neuropathy on the left and a relative right ulnar motor neuropathy below the help."
The doctors have repeatedly said it is nothing fatal but watching my hand wasting away is scaring me so much and want to know if anyone has had a similar symptom.
Thanks for everyones time