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Has anyone gone to a neurologist to get a nerve study done to pinpoint which nerve was causing you pain? I've been to orthopedists and pain management specialists who administer various shots, but I'm beginning to think there has to be a better way to identify the nerve/ nerves causing the pain than just trying various injections. 



  • Neurologist told me you can only do an EMG on the lowest lumbar discs/nerves. Anything above L4-L5 isn’t helpful or reliable he said.

  • nutcase007nnutcase007 United StatesPosts: 953
    travis1981 - I've heard about as many opinions on your question as neurologists that tested me with EMGs over the years.  The one point that they appear to agree on is they are rather good at determining nerve entrapments/impingements of the peripheral nerves.

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  • dilauroddilauro ConnecticutPosts: 12,518

    I have had a number of EMG/NCS covering my Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical areas.  Last year, they did both a Cervical and Lumbar set of EMGs.   

    That identified the damage nerves in my right leg/foot.   The cervical EMG identified C8 radiculopathy

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