Great news in a way! Better to think the numbness is from the torn ligaments than from something as bad as ms! We're all praying, crossing our fingers and wishing u the best on the lp results!
LP = Lumbar Puncture...spinal tap
EP = Evoked Potentials...sensory path tests. Measure how effeciently and quickly the messages get from the nerves to the brain. There are Visual Evoked Potentials and Auditory Evoked Potentials...Visual is just as it sounds, measures nerve conduction in the eyes. Auditory measures hearing nerve condution.
The tests are easy..so easy i fell asleep during my auditory! They connect some little things to u'r scalp, have u sit in front of a tv with black and white blocks on it and a dot in the center. U stare at the dot until they're done and tell u to quit. Same connectors with auditory except u lay down and listen to a series of clicks until they tell u to get up...or wake u up! Hope this helps and also hope if i've missed anything that someone will come along and fill in the blanks for me! Keep asking questions...it's great!
Post Edited (rhondab) : 11/3/2006 7:05:49 PM (GMT-7)