ALS or some other MND?

Nikki J

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Where is the emg summary. That is the ncs summary in the text
 

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What I don’t understand is how I could have a very thorough EMG just 6 weeks earlier on the same muscles and it be clean. This worries me bc of it was a back injury it would have shown on the first EMG?
 

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There you go. Normal in 16 of 22 muscles, suggestion of mild lumbar radiculopathy, no mention of motor neuron disease. That’s great!

I can’t answer your other question. You could ask the neurologist.
 

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Oh that's a fantastic result and the summary is really clear - not an ALS EMG, but something that can be addressed and something mild. You need to discuss this with your neurologist and make a plan going forward. I hope you celebrate this, we would all love to get this result!
 

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Thank you for your responses. I am hoping the MRI on my lower back will confirm and I can put this behind me.
 

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It can still be your back and not show on mri
 

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Here's a kind word of advice for you: You do not have ALS- not now and not since 2008 since you started looking for it- so you should be putting this ALS thing behind you regardless of what the MRI shows. No one but you thinks you have it. Life is too precious and short to go chasing terminal illness, especially the most cruel kind, so be grateful for your health and cherish the life you've been given. You're pretty lucky to have something so totally minor as an L5 radiculopathy.
 

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Here's a kind word of advice for you: You do not have ALS- not now and not since 2008 since you started looking for it- so you should be putting this ALS thing behind you regardless of what the MRI shows. No one but you thinks you have it. Life is too precious and short to go chasing terminal illness, especially the most cruel kind, so be grateful for your health and cherish the life you've been given. You're pretty lucky to have something so totally minor as an L5 radiculopathy.
I appreciate the advice and reassurance although I am not confident based on the progression I am experiencing, its not good. In any case, I wont be back here unless I actually get a diagnosis. Thank you for the input, responses, and reassurance. God bless.
 
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