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LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior MemberPosts: 8,337 Senior Member
Saw my spine doc this morning. He wants me to see a neurologist for an EMG nerve study before he cuts.

Anyone have ate one of those done? What's involved? Thanks.
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  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    Did he say laser surgery was out ? a neurological consult is standard practice.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Said it wasn't an option in my case.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,992 Senior Member
    An EMG is a shocking experience... literally.

    They will test your nerve conduction using electric shocks. It is uncomfortable but not painful. They will insert small needles, and then pass an electrical current through it to see if the nerve is still working and how well.

    It takes about 30 minutes to do the test. Mine was administered by a Cuban doctor that had come to the US and could not get a US medical license. He seemed to enjoy administering the shocks. :yikes:

    D
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Splendid. Well, if it has to be done...
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Jumper cables and a Die Hard? :driving:

    I'll see what's what next Wednesday at noon.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,204 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Splendid. Well, if it has to be done...

    What BigDan said, most people don't look forward to getting another one.
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  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,826 Senior Member
    Trust me if you really need back surgery anything that gets you closer is a pleasure. I spent a year and a half as a drug addled cripple before I found someone willing to do the surgery. Everyone said I had less than a10% chance for a positive outcome. Thankfully 2 weeks after my surgery I was back on a bike and off the drugs and 9 weeks later back on a construction site.
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Saw my spine doc this morning. He wants me to see a neurologist for an EMG nerve study before he cuts.

    Anyone have ate one of those done? What's involved? Thanks.
    I have eaten a lot of different things; but, not that. :wink:
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    Splendid. Well, if it has to be done...

    I've had a similar test for neurological reasons, and it can be slightly painful, about the same pain level of getting stuck with a hypodermic needle, more annoying and disturbing than really painful. Not fun but don't be too concerned.
  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 2,027 Senior Member
    I had mine last year. Other than being stuck by a small needle it's not that bad. It's mostly just uncomfortable having to lay down when your back is killing you. The shock part for me wasn't to bad because my back was so bad I couldn't feel most of it. Good Luck and let us know how it goes!
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Will do, thanks. And Ned, auto correct is a feature. :jester:
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • RimfireRimfire Senior Member Posts: 849 Senior Member
    BigDanS wrote: »
    An EMG is a shocking experience... literally.

    They will test your nerve conduction using electric shocks. It is uncomfortable but not painful. They will insert small needles, and then pass an electrical current through it to see if the nerve is still working and how well.

    It takes about 30 minutes to do the test. Mine was administered by a Cuban doctor that had come to the US and could not get a US medical license. He seemed to enjoy administering the shocks. :yikes:

    D
    Same experience for me.

    After my "stroke" and severe Vitamin D deficiency my neurologist, in Reston, administered mine in about 30 minutes also. He was able to determine how much my nerves had degenerated and where they were getting pinched. The shock test wasn't as bad as the Spinal Tap and fluid collection.

    My Neurologist was: Dr. Ospina and I definitely recommend him.
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