Well I had my EMG today and it is good. The doc who performed the test said there is no nerve damage occuring in my neck. He did say that I have mild carpal tunnel which is strange because I had CT realease in Feb of 2005. He also said the Ulnar nerve in the Cubital tunnel is slow. Well in march of 2207 I had Cubital tunnel Ulnar nerve trasposition so that makes a little sence. Nerve damage probly happened becuase no one would listen to me during the workers comp arm injury about the elbow bothering me. Finally a year later they found the proble and moved the nerve surgically.
I am cunfused though. If there is no nerve damage in my neck then what is causing the arm weakness??? What is causeing me to have a heavy arm that goes numb?? The OS and the NS have already both said I need an ACDF at C 4-5 and C 5-6. So will they now want to wait??
Could it be the nerves are not compressed anymore because I had the posterior cervical foraminotomy at C 3-4 and C 4-5 in Jan of this year.
Both docs said I will always have a bad neck. I am totally afraid of what they will want to do. I just can not live my life in this kind of pain. I have no money left. All my savings is gone. The money I recieved for my WComp case for my arm was supposed to last 2 years. But, because of the car accident (seperate cases MVA not wcomp) I have used the money to pay $500.00 a month out in prescriptions and medical treatments for my neck. (My health Ins. Changed 1 month after the MVA so they say the neck is pre existing. so some of the medical cost has come right out of my pocket and will be reimbered in the settlement.) Not to mention I have had other medical bills not to do with my car accident and just the regular money it takes to operate my household.
I am the only person to take care of everything! I am not married and hove no kids...so everything gets done by me. All payments and bills are all my responsibility. Now I am faced with getting help from my family.
What exactly does it mean when they say no nerve damage?? Does it me there is no nerves involved?? I am sooo cinfused. This doc said the EMG only tells if nerves are damaged...nothing else.
Can someone please explain to me what they think might happen?
I asked the doc who did the test what he thought the results meant for my neck and he said "well Dr. Jones will probably want you to try some other things like injectsions and blocks, or he may just have you wait and see you in 3-6 months"
OK MY MOUTH HIT THE FLOOR WHEN HE SAID WAIT :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :jawdrop:
Are you kidding me??!! I live my life cooped up doing not much of anything and now I have no money to boot. I have a poor quality of life.
Right now I am having a hard time with the reeling thoughts in my head and I am sorry for taking it on here, but I really need some help to sort this out and calm down.
I need to take a rest because my pain levels are to high and I am really exhausted.
Please I hope someone has some insight!