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Thumb has been shaky for a couple weeks.have had random muscle twitches in different places.Sound like ALS?getting emg for peace of mind.

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Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Family Medicine

In brief: Unlikely

Despite the ice bucket challenge, ALS is still very rare, about 5000 cases a year. With your history of spinal cord compression, that is most likely the cause and the emg will help with diagnosis.
Other causes include overuse of a muscle or an electrolyte abnormality like with calcium. A few blood tests would help with that.

In brief: Unlikely

Despite the ice bucket challenge, ALS is still very rare, about 5000 cases a year. With your history of spinal cord compression, that is most likely the cause and the emg will help with diagnosis.
Other causes include overuse of a muscle or an electrolyte abnormality like with calcium. A few blood tests would help with that.
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