I'm a little late to this thread, so if you have already had the test done, then just ignore my reply.
I've had several emg's...........they are done to determine where the nerve damage lies if there is any. They can however, miss the damage if it less than a month old in onset....
I won't lie and say that it is a pleasant test, but it's not the worst one I've ever had.
They will tell you once the results are done, if there is nerve damage and at what level, and what kind it is......I hope this helped.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..