Weird question - ever had a electromyogram or NCV test done?

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    electromyogram or nerve conduction velocity test done by a neurologist?

    If so, how were you positioned on the table for the tests? Face up, face down or on your side?

    Told ya it was a weird question, but I've searched the web and can't find answers. [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

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    Quote:OOOO Ken had that done. He was on his back, front and sides.
     
  3. ChicknJ

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    I had the NCV on my hands so I was just sitting in a chair with my hands on a exam table.

    (it almost made me cry)
     
  4. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto - impinged nerves in neck/arm/wrist/hand...was a painful experience, that testing. Did it sitting and standing. Still can find what's causing it though. Good luck with whatever it is you're going in for!
    PS - the pain stops pretty much as soon as the test does.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Well see, I already had one more than a year ago. I'm questioning whether it was performed correctly.
    I have two verterbral hemangiomas on my spine, L1 and L5. My internist sent me to a neurologist to see how much if any nerve compression was being caused by the hemangiomas.
    The neurologist only performed the tests with me on my stomach. The results showed some nerve compression at L5, the sciatic nerve.
    The thing is, whenever the neuropathy (nerve pain & sensations) get too bad, I turn over on my stomach and that relieves it.
    The worse neuropathies occur when I am laying on my right side. I don't even try to lay on my back anymore.
    Seems to me, if the neurologist didn't test the nerves in all body positions - back, sides, and stomach - she didn't get an accurate or complete test result.
    Is my thinking correct or off base?
    I mentioned this to my internist, but he didn't make too much of it. I'm going to mention it to my rheumatologist at my next appt.
    I'm sick and tired of my legs having a mind of their own. [​IMG]
     
  6. redhen

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    My mother had one done many years ago...She said it hurt very badly. [​IMG] Hope you dont have to go through it again..
    I'm sorry that you are having such a hard time right now.. [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thanks Red [​IMG]

    I just get real frustrated at times. Walking the pup today and my right leg decided to go one way and my left another. This left Grits on her OUCH!
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Thanks Red [​IMG]

    I just get real frustrated at times. Walking the pup today and my right leg decided to go one way and my left another. This left Grits on her OUCH!

    Ken said he felt like he was burning up from the inside out. He made them stop. [​IMG]
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thanks Red [​IMG]

    I just get real frustrated at times. Walking the pup today and my right leg decided to go one way and my left another. This left Grits on her OUCH!

    Ken said he felt like he was burning up from the inside out. He made them stop. [​IMG]

    Funny, I found it to be painful but horribly so. I've dealt with worse pain. Guess maybe it depends on which nerves are irritated. [​IMG]
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Ken said he felt like he was burning up from the inside out. He made them stop. [​IMG]

    Funny, I found it to be painful but horribly so. I've dealt with worse pain. Guess maybe it depends on which nerves are irritated. [​IMG]

    He had nuclear medicine injected in him earlier for another test. I am assuming that is the effect. OUCH
     

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