I went to a new doctor and he sent me for an EMG. He was CERTAIN that there would be problems based on my MRI. The EMG came back normal and the doctor said to me that since the EMG was normal, that my pain is stress related! He actually suggested that I'm having problems at home! Idiot!
I have spinal stenosis, a central herniated disc with mild spinal cord compression, and bilateral foraminal stenosis. I'm having different degress of pain daily. Some days I get enough relief from Tylenol and Advil mixed. Other days I want to cut my head off - but there's always some type of pain.
Does a normal EMG really mean that my neck isn't causing the pain? I've heard of so many jerk doctors writing things off as stress when that's not really the case. I'm really considering firing him.
Oh, and I'm not stressed - well I wasn't until the pain started.
Thanks for any answers provided.