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The summary is very plain - that's all you need to read. So happy for you as there is no indication of anything even remotely like ALS. All the best :)
 

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Lollypop, if anyone here tries to interpret your EMG results they could practice Neurology.

However, if you copy and paste what you wrote to the Google search bar...

"increased spontaneous activity, motor unit amplitude, polyphasic potentials and diminished recruitment".

There are numerous scholarly reports and case studies of patients displaying symptoms very similar to what you have written... to somewhat great length. :)

Or, wait until you have consultation with your Neurologist.
 
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Finally had my appointment with PCP today. He was so nice. A great listener and his neurological examination lasted four times the length of my exam with the actual neurologist!

Tillie, I appreciate your response, but I knew that something wasn't adding up on the face of the EMG report, so had to pursue further.

He did confirm my thoughts re the EMG repot not correlating with the MRI. So basically the EMG 'summary' or impression can be disregarded. I didn't bring up ALS, he did. He did say that whilst 'unlikely', at this stage he wouldn't rule it out. My reflexes were HYPER and I had no reaction to Babinski reflex test (i.e. neither positive or negative). He observed a 'fine tremor' in my hands, right worse than left. Apart from that my neurological examination he said was 'largely normal'.

He is running a bunch of blood tests and we'll take it from there...
 

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A PCP cannot diagnose ALS.

If you are so convinced get referred to a neuromuscular specialist and settle this once and for all! All the best.
 

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Can someone please recommend a neuromuscular specialist in NYC?

The physical therapist I was sent to by my current neurologist (not a neuromuscular specialist) has indicated that I have atrophy and weakness in my right leg. He does not agree with the lumbar radiculopathy diagnosis.

I am not inclined to return to my current neurologist given the extremely brief consultations she's given me to this point. She's also on vacation for 2 weeks. A recommendation (rather than me just using Google) would be helpful, and much appreciated.

As an FYI, all my bloods returned normal.

Thank you.
 

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Lollypop, as you posted previously to your question.....

(Can someone please recommend a neuromuscular specialist in NYC?)

"Finally had my appointment with PCP today. He was so nice. A great listener and his neurological examination lasted four times the length of my exam with the actual neurologist!."

He can. :)
 

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Columbia University and Mount Sinai Beth Israel, both in NYC, are listed as certified ALS Centers. I would call each of them first to find out how long the wait. Sometimes your primary care doctor can get you in more quickly. However, I called Johns Hopkins directly and got in in less than three weeks.
 
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