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  • tagey
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    Hi,

    I read the articles on NeckAndBack.com regarding EMG.

    Wanted to ask, since EMG is mostly for the motor nerve units, is light radiculopathy detected on EMG dangerous in the long-term?

    I don’t have nerve damage, and EMG report indicates light radiculopathy on C5C6 and C6C7 with high amplitude detected. MRI shows very small bulging, no nerve compression visible.

    Is that dangerous, and does it mean I will have eventual nerve damage after a few years?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    EMGs are useful for identifying motor nerve deficits. If you have tolerable discomfort and you demonstrate no motor weakness, there is not much danger just living with some mild nerve compression. Spinal cord compression is something different.

    Dr. Corenman

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