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Had anterior fusion surgery done. Feeling uncomfortable. Can EMG test detect the problem?

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I am 4 yrs post surgery, anterior fusion c/5/6/7. recently herniated c/4 and am pretty uncomfortable. will EMG test pinpoint which level is problematic? thankyou
Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2013 in Brain and Spine
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 7 minutes later
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

MRI of the cervical spine shows the structural problems with the nerve that is compressed by the herniated disc.

I agree with you that the needle EMG would give more information regarding the dysfunction of the nerve compressed by the herniated disc. A neurologist trained in EMG would be able to do the procedure.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

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