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Normal Emg Ulnar
Ulnar Nerve: supplies motor innervation to the adductor pollicis muscle in the thumb, the muscles of the hypothenar eminence and the intrinsic muscles of the palm (interossei and lumbricals) The branches to the forearm muscles (extensor and flexor carpi ulnaris when compressed produce only minor weakness (vs what occurs when the nerve is cut) One might develop a claw hand but not radial deviation ...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
Occ. tingling/numbness in hands & feet. Blood tests,MRI, EEG normal. EMG of legs/feet(normal) EMG of arms(mild CTS,pinched nerves) What could this be?
See details: It is impossible to be specific without being able to perform a neurologic evaluation in person. Have you seen a neurologist yet? If not, see one. If you have, ask that doctor, ...Read more
Neurologist said i had mult cerv and lumb radiculopathies but mri only showed thoracic bulges. Abnormal arm ncs emg for pinched nerves Should i Worry?
Not if you are OK: If you do not have any symptoms, then no worry. However, the reason why you got MRI of the entire spine and ENG/NCV must be because you have pain and numbness probably of your entire body. You can have radiculopathies in the absence of disc bulge/herniation. However, having multiple cervical and lumbar radiculopathies without any disc problems means you have something else going on. Keep looking. ...Read more
I'm having nerve conduction tests for carpal tunnel. Couldl the same test show guyons tunnel syndrome?
Possibly: Depends on how detailed the neurologist or other physician is in performing the emg/ncv's. If your referring physician explains the need for testing the ulnar nerve in guyon's canal it can be done... In my experience most ' routine' EMG 's of the upper extremity will note conduction 'slowing' @ the elbow( cubital tunnel) but not @ the wrist... Best of luck! ...Read more
Experiencing pain and tingling in left leg/foot. MRI shows herniated disc L4 L5 with L5 nerve impingement but EMG was normal. Get a 2nd EMG?
Physical therapy: In a case where there are symptoms of nerve impingement, and some tests show it (MRI) and others don't (EMG), this may reflect the positional and postural nature of the way our spinal cord and nerve roots move in our body. Rather than get more testing, consider physical therapy. If several weeks of PT had no benefit, then follow-up in person with a neurologist, physiatrist, or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Bicep tricep brachioradialis reflex test showed no response. Normal 2 months ago. Is this permanent? Nerve entrapment?
Can emg determine if carpal tunnel cause of hand pain? Mri shows cervical stenosis. Emg only done on arm, confirmed carp tunl, not done on neck?
Yes: The nerve study can determine if there is a compression at the neck or further down such as the wrist in carpal tunnel syndrome. This is only one portion of the diagnostic workup and should include a full exam by a hand surgeon. If there are 2 issues then release of the carpal tunnel is generally regarded as the first line treatment as recently evident in an article published this month. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Contemplating surgery. I have type II diabetes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. Abnormal nerve conduction Multileveled bilateral acute on chronic cervical radiculopathy.Correlate EMG findings with cervical spine MRI. Severe sens
Double Crush: Sounds like you may have what's known as "double crush" phenomenon. Both cervical spine and entrapment of the ulnar/median nerve causing symptoms. Certainly, carpal tunnel and/or cubital tunnel release is easier and less risky than neck surgery and usually considered before neck surgery. Unfortunately, diabetes puts you at high risk for recurrence of carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Ulnar nerve: Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve at the medial elbow causing numbness and para thesis to the little finger and ulnar half of the ring finger. Can cause weakness of the interosseous muscles of the hand, but not associated with snapping at the elbow or wrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left middle and index finger numbness. Mri reveals cervical spondylysis with c6-7 leftparacentral foraminal disc extrusion compressing C7 nerve ?
Had nerve emg of foot done for tingling and vibration, emg didn't show anything. Is that normal with sciatica? Pt isnt relieving symptoms.Next step?
Shoulder pain-popping, with arm/hand pain numbness. Done pt, tens, and cervical epidurals. Mri of neck ok emg showed abnormalities but symptoms worse?
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. ...Read more
Had slightly abnormal NCV accompanied by completely normal EMG. What (if anything) could this mean.
Ask neurologist : The neurologist who read the EMG NCV study should explain the interpretation of these findings to you ...Read more
Muscle pain and burning but no weakness? Normal emg and ncv twice this year ..Normal petct brain ..Normal bloods cpi aldolase..What could this be ?
Probably not serious: Small fiber neuropathies can cause burning pain with a normal ncs/emg but the odds of this are pretty rare for a 25yo. When does this occur? With exercise? Maybe you are deconditioned. Anxiety can also play a part . If you are on klonopin, (clonazepam) does it help the symptoms? If you have no weakness and labs are also normal i would be more reassured. ...Read more