Welcome to Neuro Talk. I know Doc. Smith too who replied to you. He is correct, sometimes it takes awhile for people to respond. If you dont' get the response you need, re-post it and state again your need. We are here for you, and there is infomation available on this forum. Many folks have your issues, and can help with some solutions OK? Don't give up. I know what being in pain is like, how frustrating, how tense and upset we get. I have been in your same shoes. I came here two years ago, and never left. I continue to keep touch with people here who help me with a great deal of knowledge and compassion for my pain and circumstances. I have never found a better community of people than are right here.
You do need help. The EMG is not the only test that should be done in my opinion. I cannot read the results of your tests, but others on this site will have more knowledge, you are on the right forum. You need another opinion with a neuro surgeon, and a competant pain specialist who has compassion, and knows about the back issues you have. It takes awhile, and alot of looking sometimes to get the proper help you need. I went through three physicians, pain specialist, before I found the one, I know will help me and did right away. It took a month of serious looking. I also got discouraged, as one of the doctors, all he did is give me a lecture about the dangers of medications without asking me a single question of mine, or me telling him in any way what I was experiencing! Boy was I HOT!!!!! Ask your PCP for another referral. Look at teaching institutes in your area, call patient advocacy contact person at your hospitals. State your needs loudly and firmly to those who would listen. Always get more opinions before you settle on someone. You do need to get help with pain I know it, and there are many therapies avalable, many different kinds of injections, and or pain medications. I had several different injections, before one particular one brought significant releif. I had spinal fusion in the end C3-7. Please continue and don't get discouraged. We will be here for you on NT as often as we can. I hope you get alot of others to encourage you. ginnie