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Mri spine thoracic, labs needed before test?

Mri spine thoracic, labs needed before test?

No, not for a : Non contrast study. If any history of renal or kidney disease or if over the age of 60 years then blood testing is indicated if contrast is to be administered to assess kidney function. ...Read more

Dr. Michele Arnold
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Electromyography (Definition)

Emg (electromyography) is a test of your muscles and nerves. It is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies (ncs). The EMG portion involves placing a recording pin (like a fine wire antenna) into various muscles, looking for 'muscle distress signals' that could suggest nerve or muscle diseases/problems. Nerve conduction studies involve stimulating nerves ...Read more


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What doctor/specialty can order conduction test for neuropathy?

What doctor/specialty can order conduction test for neuropathy?

Any specialty: Any physician (md or do) or podiatrist can order. The test itself should be performed by a physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation physician) or neurologist. ...Read more

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What is a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test?

What is a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test?

Part of EMG: Nerve function can be tested using electromyography, and the NCV test applies an electrical shock over the nerve to ascertain if normal velocity and voltage is present. Patterns of nerve abnormality can diagnose different diseases. ...Read more

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Neuro docs-can a patient have cipd with normal emg and ncs test results? Thank you!

CIDP: Yes, in some cases electrophysiological studies fail to show any evidence of demyelination. Though conventional electrophysiological diagnostic criteria are not met, the patient may still respond to immunomodulatory treatments. In such cases, presence of clinical characteristics suggestive of cidp are critical, justifying full investigations, including sural nerve biopsy. ...Read more

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Can you have peripheral neuropathy with negative nerve. Conduction tests? Tested positive for bilateral carpal tunnel

Can you have peripheral neuropathy with negative nerve. Conduction tests? Tested positive for bilateral carpal tunnel

Carpal tunnel or PN: If your nerve conduction test showed you have carpal tunnel syndrome, that is your diagnosis. Your nerve conduction test is not normal or negative if this is the diagnosis. This is a good test for distinguishing these two conditions. It is possible to have rare kinds of neuropathy with a normal nerve conduction test- this is why it is important to have an interview and exam with the test minder ...Read more

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?+oligoclonal in csf, + opt neuritis,vep abn,EMG Abn, ocular CT abn,neuro cog test abn. No lesions. ? MS. +s/s- n/t legs,balance,speech.ms imitat.Neg

?+oligoclonal  in csf, + opt neuritis,vep abn,EMG Abn, ocular CT abn,neuro cog test abn. No lesions. ? MS. +s/s- n/t legs,balance,speech.ms imitat.Neg

Clarification: You have multiple issues, and most would strongly implicate MS. But if an MRI of both brain and spinal cord is normal, you do NOT have MS. However, several other possibilities exist, and you need to clarify your diagnosis. May help to obtain another opinion. ...Read more

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Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?

Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?

More info req'd: It sounds like you've had a complex Neurological work-up and are intereted in seeking a second opinion. I would be glad to help, yet would need to see more data before throwing a diagnostic assumption at you. Please gather your medical records (labs/imaging/etc) and schedule a virtual consult with me for further details. I'm interested and available. ...Read more

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Spinal cord lesion on t3/4, negative brain mri, positive for oligoclonal banding. Neurologist says ms. Can this be with negative brain mri?

Spinal cord lesion on t3/4, negative brain mri, positive for oligoclonal banding. Neurologist says ms. Can this be with negative brain mri?

Can occur: Although less common, isolated spinal cord involvement can be seen in absence of demonstrable brain lesions. But make certain that you do no have NMO presenting atypically, and an anti-aquaporin blood test can help confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are an EEG test and a sleep study test different?

Are an EEG test and a sleep study test different?

Yes: Eeg records brain activity alone (save for one lead to record the heart), while sleep studies also record leg movement, breathing, oxygen levels. ...Read more

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Doc ordered brain MRI for lhermitte's signal. Wouldn't a spine MRI also be necessary to rule out ms?

Doc ordered brain MRI for lhermitte's signal. Wouldn't a spine MRI also be necessary to rule out ms?

Agree with you: I do appreciate the thinking that resulted in brain mri, but lhermitte's can be due to non-ms mechanisms such as b-12 deficiency, and would certainly add a cervical mri. However, in defense of your doc, the decision could have been influenced by insurance restrictions. (choices mandated by non-physicians, who have gained control over the marketplace). Talk with your doc, as i think he means best. ...Read more

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Recently seen by hemotologist Oncologist routinely he says MS. Neurologists stumped. All tests show MS findings,MRIs show deyemilenting disease, MS?

Recently seen by hemotologist Oncologist routinely he says MS. Neurologists stumped. All tests show MS findings,MRIs show deyemilenting disease, MS?

It is most likely if: If you have neurological symptoms like patches of numbness, spotty weakness of muscles or vision impairment, then the MRI findings do support the diagnosis of MS. You should have your neurologist guide you further. You will need regular follow up and likely require medical treatment for MS. ...Read more

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What is an emg and nerve conduction test for?

What is an emg and nerve conduction test for?

Nerves & muscles: Emg and nerve conduction studies are used to detect abnormalities of nerves and muscles. The test evaluates nerve roots as they exit your spine, the nerve plexus, peripheral nerves, the nerve-muscle junction, and muscle itself. It can detect pinched/compressed nerves (sciatica, carpal tunnel, and others), muscle disorders, neuropathy, and many other neuromuscular conditions. ...Read more

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After ncv a MRI for cervical radicalopathy was ordered. If spinal MRI verifies pinched nerve what is best treatment to pursue.

After ncv a MRI for cervical  radicalopathy was ordered.  If spinal MRI verifies pinched nerve what is best treatment to pursue.

Depends: If your symptoms/signs are severe enough or have been going on for a while and if you are healthy, a neurosurgeon may decide it is advisable to operate sooner. On the other hand, many people with pinched nerves are able to be treated conservatively with oral antiinflammatories and/or steroids (oral or injected). Discuss your options with your doctor and/or consult a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Won't emg to test obturator neuropathy secondary to fascial tethering in sports medicine not work b/c emg only shows severe denervation?

Won't emg to test obturator neuropathy secondary to fascial tethering in sports medicine not work b/c emg only shows severe denervation?

Probably: Emg's are helpful (when done well)to confirm nerve compression. If your symptoms have not been going on ' long enough' than they commonly are " negative". So yes an obturator nerve compression would have to fairly severe and long- standing to be " picked up". Good luck! ...Read more

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Have had emg ncv & mri. Tests show pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine. Personal trainer claims core exercises will cure condition. Thoughts?

Have had emg ncv & mri.  Tests show  pinced nerves in cervical & lumbar spine.  Personal trainer claims  core exercises will cure  condition. Thoughts?

Let me explain: Those finding on the test you had means you have a mechanical changes, training or exercise will not change them it may improve your symptoms so you could live with it. ...Read more

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Positive for Epstein Barr virus, negative mri and neurological exam, numbness dizziness palps 7 months. Not ms?

Positive for Epstein Barr virus, negative mri and neurological exam, numbness dizziness palps 7 months. Not ms?

No, but what is it?: I'd expect MS to have a positive MRI and neurologic findings. The question is what IS the cause. Most people have EBV in their bodies; it's unlikely to cause this. I would strongly consider other infections including Lyme, Babesia and Bartonella as well as toxins including lead, mercury, aluminum, glyphosate etc. See integrative Dr. and http://tinyurl.com/l9mpa2l and http://tinyurl.com/z6x8ozy ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more