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Must all four limbs undergo EMG to diagnose BFS? The answer.

PostPosted: August 31st, 2015, 8:03 pm
by misterjuanperalta
"Because your EMG's are clean now, it means that your current symptoms ARE NOT due to ALS.... It makes no difference which particular muscle or which side the EMG is done on, because the motor neuron ROOT is what dies and causes ALS. There are 639 muscles in the human body. Think of a muscle in a particular spinal region as a leaf of a tree. Think of its associated Anterior Horn Cell as the tree's root. You are the tree. When the roots die, the leaves don't get the nourishment they need, and they wither. By sticking the needle in any particular muscle, you're measuring the health of the ROOTS and not the muscle. So, by sticking ANY muscle, the EMG would see the damaged root. So, the EMG measures the HEALTH at the ROOT and not the particular muscle. The ROOT stems to both sides of the body. That's why it makes no difference which particular muscles or side is tested, because MANY DIFFERNET MUSCLES share the same ROOT or ROOTS. SO LONG AS ENOUGH INDIVIDUAL MUSCLES ARE SAMPLED (usually 6-8) TO INCLUDE MOST OF THE LEVELS (Ex: C1-8, T-12, L1-5, etc.) OF AT LEAST 3 OF THE FOUR SPINAL REGIONS, THEN THE EMG WAS THOROUGH ENOUGH TO CATCH LMN DISEASE IF ITS TRULY THERE. Remember, the disease of ALS is CENTRALLY acting, and not PERIPHERALLY acting. The symptoms are what's FELT peripherally, but the damage is CENTRAL! What the tree feels is that it's leaves are withering, but it's because its roots are dying."

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Re: Must all four limbs undergo EMG to diagnose BFS? The ans

PostPosted: September 8th, 2015, 3:10 pm
by veryworried123
great post