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PNMLT, EMG, SSEP, and other Nerve function testing.
The different techniques, results and opinions.

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Postby Mystic Blue » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:12 am

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Re: proper diagnosis.

Postby Violet M » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:23 pm

You know, it's really hard to diagnose the exact cause of chronic pelvic pain, even for the PN specialists. Nerve blocks, MRI/MRN's, clinical exam, history, etc. can all play a part in the diagnosis. Sometimes it's a matter of trying different treatments until you find one that works. Who you go to for diagnosis and treatment depends on whether you want to try conservative treatments and avoid surgery or whether you want to go for the surgical approach, so it's hard to recommend who would be the best person for you to go to.

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Re: proper diagnosis.

Postby April » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:43 am

MLL:

Have you seen a pain doctor? The one I saw did a diagnostic procedure with me similar to what a pn doctor had done months earlier. So, at least some pain doctors try to diagnose before proceeding with treatments, and a pain doctor would be easier to find locally than a pn specialist. The physical therapist you're seeing may have suggestions for pain doctors. And, as Violet mentioned in another thread, university clinics are usually a good place to look for specialists.

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Re: proper diagnosis.

Postby nonsequitur » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:34 am

mary lou luver, you should seriously consider a 2nd or even a 3rd opinion before undergoing such an invasive neuroplasty and/or neurolysis on so many nerves. Also you need to ask to speak to a patient of theirs that had a similar procedure. On what basis did they diagnose you with so many entrapments?

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