Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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“Slow signals” in an EMG are generally not from a nerve problem in the spine.

The non-union is another story. If this level is painful or unstable (noted by flexion/extension X-rays), then it will have to be repaired. If it is not painful and does not move, you have a stable pseudoarthrosis and do not have to do anything about it.

Dr. Corenman

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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.