- Jul 2, 2008
- Learn about ALS
Is the EMG just a diagnostic tool to differentiate between nerve disease or muscle disease? The way I understand the function of the EMG in diagnosing ALS, is that it only shows lower motor neuron involvement, is this a true statement? I read alot of posts about muscle twitching and a dirty EMG and everyone thinks they have ALS. I am not convinced anyone has ALS until they show all of the above and upper motor neuron involvement and everything else ruled out. I am very confused, what constitutes a definitive diagnosis of ALS? Are there any ramifications of this one neurologists report out there for insurance companies to see, which I believe he is wrong. I am still waiting to go the MDA clinic but will this report come back to haunt me? I guess me obtaining any supplemental, life or disability insurance is now unlikey.