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Lovelyhzleyes posted:
Hello everyone,

I had my spine appointment March 12th and apparently I have a bulging disk. Going to physical therapy and waiting for pain management to start getting injections. However, my spine specialist is a very smart man. With everything I am experiencing (like dropping things, weird sensations going through and down parts of my body, not being able to button or open certain things, weakness, fatigue, etc), he has referred me to have nerve conduction tests in my arms and legs (I know I won't be a happy camper after it's done lol) and go from there. Wish me luck everyone!

~ Lovelyhzleyes ~
annierules responded:
Hi Lovelyhzleyes, Good luck to you! If you ever need some quick answers on your pain management, I know a great resource called HealthTap: it allows you to ask questions for free to real doctors. This isn't some generic question and answer website... it personalizes your questions by asking your age, current conditions, and medications. I've been asking questions for a while now, and I highly recommend this if you're looking for fast and reliable answers on health issues like pain management, fitness, diabetes, and more!
trs1960 responded:
Sounds like you have a good doc. I'm going to see my doc tomorrow and I've been wondering about excess fatigue too. Half the time I think i just notice that it seems like drop everything because it hurts to pick stuff up. I know being in pain does wear you down so I accept the fatigue as a side effect, but I've been off work for over 3 weeks now and I'm always exhausted!

The conductivity tests aren't that bad and the pain that does come with it goes away quickly. It's good information for your diagnosis though so it will be good to see the results.

Best of luck

bj1208 responded:
Hi Lovelyhzleyes -

it does sound like you have good doctors that you have faith in which is always a plus.

just to let you know - I've had both EMG and Nerve Conduction Test done on my arms and legs in the same appointment - it was no big deal - it's uncomfortable but does not really hurt.

Good luck and keep us posted~~
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