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I had an emg one year ago that showed chronic denervation and chronic radiculopathy at C6. It was done by a neurologist. I just had another one a few days ago. It was an upper limb and I have no idea who the person was who did it. Just a local radiology center. My first one took almost an hour. This one took 20 minutes. I was never asked to tense any muscle. I don't have the results yet, but my question is...are emg results very dependent on the skill of person doing them? I just did not feel very confident in this person. How subjective are the test results? It frustrates me because the test are expensive and painful, and I am not sure I would trust the results. If it shows resolution of radiculopathy or worsening,
I am not sure I would feel confident.


  • TWynnBTTWynnB Posts: 265
    edited 02/24/2015 - 12:54 PM
    The guy (a neurologist) that did mine took maybe 20 min, he was super fast because he did them so often. I never tensed a muscle either (I don't think so anyway). He said a positive gives information, and a negative doesn't mean a whole lot. Mine was negative (meaning: normal) , while my MRI revealed mild to severe spinal cord compression of C3-C6.

    ACDF w/Corpectomy C3-6 12/8/14 ; Laminectomy C3-6  5/19/2016

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