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Can neurophathy emg test in lower back tell you if you have upper body or hand nerve damage as well?
No: Emg of muscles in your low back and legs looks only at the lumbar roots, while nerve conduction studies (ncs) check nerves in your legs & feet. To check the cervical nerve roots in your neck you would need EMG of the muscles in your arms and hands, and possibly muscles in your neck. To check nerves in your arms and hands (carpal tunnel), you would need ncs of the arms and hands. ...Read more
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
Can you have pain after emg test? I have horrible pain on both legs I can't even lay down without pain. I feel pain lower back and hips.
Pain after EMG: Emg testing can cause temporary discomfort during the examination, but does linger. You may wish to rule out infection or blood clot. Assuming those conditions are not present, you may be experiencing stress-related myofascial pain, which can occur after an anxiety-provoking test. Fibromyalgia patients and patients with chronic pain and psychiatric conditions may be at risk. ...Read more
When I lay on my belly I get pain and numb - like (not numb) feeling as a straight line from my lower back down to knee (normal EMG) what is this?
Pressure: Pressure on some nerve while you are laying on your stomach, they need to repeat the EMG AND NCT while you are laying on your ABDOMEN not your back. For now no more laying on the stomach, figure out a different comfortable position like your side with a pillow between your legs ...Read more
2006 I received an LP shunt in my back, and for the past year I've been suffering severe lower back pain and severe leg pain an emg show nerve damage?
Numb face, numb lower back of head, stiff neck, blurry vision. For abt 3 months now. On-off. What could be the causes? Emg-ncv nega for radiculopathy.
See a neurologist: Not sure why you had an EMG with those symptoms!!! ...Read more
Female 22, has chronic lower back pain w/fever, unsteady legs and shoulders pains. Eating makes her back feel worse. Emg clear, MRI c-spine ok. Opinion?
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
Right leg knee extensor weak. Can't lift lower leg 8in. No injury/pain. Lumbar MRI ok. Getting weaker. EMG-75% femoral reduction. Unknown. What is it?
55 yo fe 8 mos feet pain top&ball of ft. Dpm denied neuroma. Feet/lumbar mris, emg, blood tests-ok except high b12, low d. Leg pain sitting/elevated?
3 possible sources: Foot pain can come from local (foot) issues, from nerves that go to the foot or from the spine. If there is back or leg pain as well, look to the lumbar spine discs or the sciatic or peroneal nerves as the source of pain. If the pain is only in the foot, it could be nerves, tendons or joints of the foot. Since you wrote "feet" pain, I would worry about peripheral neuropathy from diabetes. ...Read more
What do you mean by emg/ncs lower extremities diagnosis: urinary retention, cauda equina syndrome, s/p lumbar disectomy. And why it is done?
Emg: It measures the signal transmition of the nerves. ...Read more
Fatigue, leg pain/weakness, balance/memory problems. 3 lesions on MRI brain. Lumbar puncture, labs, emg, and segmental pressure test all normal. Help?
Neurology: Sounds to me like you should be under the care of a neurologist if you don't have one already. The reason for the lesion in your brain should be elucidated. ...Read more
New md said emg showed nerve damage in foot and lower leg. Is it possible my osteoarthrosis of lumbar spine is causing the foot swelling /numbing.?
Yes: Yes, this is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had an EMG done today for leg pain associated w/back pain. When doing left, pain shot up to low back causing me to jump. Is this normal? Appt oct.
Scoliosis progressing, L5 compression, EMG changes, lumbar spondylolisthesis, c4-6 narrow, PAIN. What are my options?
Options: A good Orthopedic eval is needed to go over all you have done already. Generally, conservative Treatment first with medication, Physical therapy, possible pain management with epidurals, and then if needed and no relief, a Neurosurgical evaluation may be needed to discuss surgical options. Best wishes. ...Read more
Why is a neurosurgeon referring me to a neurologist after an emg for herniated lumbar disc and DDD?
Perhaps the EMG does: Not match the area of the disk, or it could have been normal & a 2nd opinion is needed. ...Read more
Dr told me I had multiple cerv and lumbar radiculopathies mri report didn't note anything abnormal I had an abnormal ncs and emg on l and r arm. Worry?
Low back + distal lt. Leg pain. MRI negative but EMG/NCS says pinched nerves L4-L5 and S1. What can cause this?
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
My emg showed profuse fascinations in nearly all muscles tested. Acute and chronic denervation in my cervical thoracic and lumbar. ALS symtoms?
Yes and no: An EMG is not a SYMPTOM of ALS, it is basically a diagnostic tool. While this finding could be seen in ALS, it can also be seen in many other conditions. Need to be asked many more questions to provide accurate answers. RJ ...Read more
I have MS symptoms but mri's are negative. Should I have lumbar puncture? What are chances it is positive with neg mri. Vitamins, eeg& emg are neg.
Job injury, low back pain that travels to left side of body, an left leg also, MRI normal, emg normal but after 7 months I'm still the same?
Several very localized, intermitent, deep pains in left leg from groin to foot. Lumbar MRI clear. Emg clear. Neuro ruled out sciatica. Tired of pain.
A few thots: Have you had a NIVA venous study of leg just to R/O thrombophlebitis? Did the EMG test for problems within the lumbosacral plexus, such as pyriformis syndrome. Was a triple phase bone scan considered as there may be autonomic dysfnctn, such as CRPS? Perhaps if no other answer, get a QSART study. This can be diagnosed, and likely needs further consideration. Maybe additional opinions? ...Read more
I spotted dark brown for 3days. I am 3 weeks late took 3 tests all neg. My lower back hirts so bad. Could the tests be wrong?
I'm am now 15 days late in my cycle and have been experiencing bad lower back pains and gaining weight but I have been getting negative test results?
Hello. So for the last few days I experience mild pain in lower back. Sometimes it gets worse when I make effort. Also, a bit of pain in my left test
Low back pain: Please find out the cause of the pain but seeing your doctor. After that consider searching the work of John Sarno, MD, who uses a mind body approach to helping pain. Peace and good health. Clinical hypnosis may be helpful also, but cause must be determined and treated first. ...Read more
Low back stiffness: Tests do not fix anything. They merely help to possibly pin point the cause after a full evaluation and assessment by your doctor. ...Read more
I was due on last month the 14th few day later my lower back was harting coming out in spots and boob s got biger so took a test and saying not?
Pregnancy tests: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
Why would my blood tests show no signs of inflammation when my glands and lower back are visibly inflamed?
Not surprising: Localizedinflamation or infection that is not systemic often will have normal blood counts. Get this treated. ...Read more
Hi im 7 days late test bfn my lower back is killing me and I have cramps like af is coming but nothing any ideas thank you?
UTI Symptoms: Your symptoms sound like an infection in the urinary tract. ...Read more
Can the inflammation of the L5 vertebrae cause lower abdoml pain that radiates to the lower back. All tests are normal and this pain seems a mystery?
L 5 pain: Yes, dorsal root irritation of L5 can cause this. ...Read more
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