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A 28-year-old female asked:

Shoulder pain-popping, with arm/hand pain numbness. done pt, tens, and cervical epidurals. mri of neck ok emg showed abnormalities but symptoms worse?

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Dr. Brian Nichol
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
EMG should show : If you had a normal cervical spine MRI it is no surprise that epidurals were ineffective. The EMG you said is abnormal - it should suggest the nerves affected and allow your pain management physician to develop a diagnosis and treatment options. If your doctor can not seem to help, consider obtaining another medical opinion.

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