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can an emg diagnose ms

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
16 years experience Neurology
MS: It is not related to ms.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
NOT MS: You have problems in the PERIPHERAL nerves. MS involves the CENTRAL nervous system, i.e., brain, spinal cord, and eyes. Your meralgia paresthetica h ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kelts
25 years experience Neurology
Probably: If you have MS, I would expect there to be some sign of it on your MRI of the brain. Likewise, if you had ALS I would expect there to be some evidenc ... Read More
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Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Never say never: Yes, it is quite unlikely you have either ALS or MS, considering your test results. Hasn't the person who ordered these tests for you discussed this? ... Read More
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Reassuring: Sounds like your main issue involves headaches, and spasms. You should be comforted by normal testing, but if still uncertain, or symptomatic, take s ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: The EMG will reveal the cause of the problem
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Foot drop can occur: from stenosis but it would have to be fairly significant and an EMG/NCV test may help to give you an answer but if the foot drop is complete and long ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Quite simple: If you have spinal stenosis, your L-5 nerve root may well be compressed, but alternatively, you could even possess a peroneal nerve problem. An EMG c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Masson
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Unlikely: Lumbar radiculopathy and peroneal neuropathy are much more likely, and sometimes the MRI findings are there but poorly understood. Further evaluation ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hale Dimetry
9 years experience Pharmacology
GOOD NEWS: Good news you have no ms on mri.....Should start looking at other causes for ur symptoms.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Unfortunately, you neglected to state what parts of your spine were imaged (cervical, thoracic and/or lumbar). And knowing you had an EMG/NCS is unfor ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Spinal fluid: A spinal fluid evaluation may be in order. However you need to discuss with your physician and Neurologist
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
MS mimics: Multiple sclerosis can present as different neurological symptoms in different parts of the body. If your MRI was normal, then it is less likely that ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Tingling: Glad your evaluation is normal. Given your MRI normal MS would be highly unlikely. Hope you have had your blood sugar checked. Other possibilities wo ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Appropriate: Surgey not the problem management of ms is the surgeons concern. Justified to want neurology involved.
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