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#1 barefut

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

Has anyone had a nerve conduction study? I went to the doctor to find out why my left arm keeps tingling and going numb. I assume pinched nerve of course but where and why and let's get it fixed. I expected (and wanted) a referral for a deep tissue massage - ahhhhh just saying it out loud makes me breathe deeply. :wub:

No such luck! :angry: I was referred for x-rays and a nerve conduction study! Yikes! :o They are going to shock me! :blink: (I love these emoticons! :wacko: )

My x-ray showed "moderate" disc squashage (nice layman's term :) ) in C4, C5 and C6 but no way to know just from the x-ray if that is the cause.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

Hi Barefoot,

Sorry to hear about the tingling and numbness in your arm it can be so painful.

I have had nerve conduction tests done for Carpal tunnel and they were not that bad; the current they put through is very small, so apart from feeling a little twitch it's not really painful, so try not to worry.

I had xrays on my cervical spine which showed issues with the discs which led me to having a CT Mylogram (I can't have an MRI Scan) which showed I needed to have spinal cord decompression and root nerve decompression. I had surgery and had three discs removed with plates put in; it certainly improved the numbness and some of the tingling that was going on in my upper right arm but I still get peculiar tingling in my other upper arm.

Take care,

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#3 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

Barefut, I'm sorry to hear you need a nerve conduction study done. Is it going to be anytime soon?

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

Hi barefut,

I sure hope you can get this all taken care of and SOON!

MY experience was unlike others I have spoken with, in regard to the nerve conduction study.
I was in a very severe flare, both with Scleroderma (which I had not yet been diagnosed, at the time), as well as my Psoriasis/PsA,
when mine was done; with joint inflammtion, my body's nerve network was retaliating to the nth degree! :emoticon-crying-kleenex: Coupled with
the break-down of the machine and the doctor conferring withtech support, (turning the "short" study into a 2 hour study), I could not get out of there FAST enough!

Again, Please let me reiterate; my study experience was NOT the norm and I'm sure you will breeze right through it, barefut. ( I would NOT say that if I didn't feel it was so, either ;) )

Please keep us posted, okay?/
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Thanks ladies - Susie - so sorry! :emoticon-crying-kleenex: ( I've not seen that emoticon - I think it is my favorite one now !)

I am scheduled for Feb 7th but I am going to have to reschedule for next month because I can't afford the gas, ferry and parking this month :emoticon-crying-kleenex: nearly $100! :emoticon-crying-kleenex: It's insane! :wacko: And aparently there is no one on THIS side of the water who accepts Medicaid :emoticon-crying-kleenex:

Will keep yall posted...

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

I'm not sure I even knew that emoticon was there. I'll cry along with you, Barefut. :emoticon-crying-kleenex:
Wow, where has it been all this time? :emoticon-dont-know:
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#7 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

Hello Barefut

 

It makes me so cross when I read things like this, that you can't afford to get to your appointments and that they cost you that much! What's wrong with the world when a hard working (at home which many argue is more difficult) single mum can't attend appointments because of the ridiculous costs of getting there! :emoticon-bang-head:  :temper-tantrum:

 

Take care.


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