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question

PostPosted: November 23rd, 2002, 1:38 am
by Brian_B
if someone has parkinsons would that show on an EMG and reflex test or MRI?

parkinson's

PostPosted: November 23rd, 2002, 2:15 pm
by jblack
Brian -- I don't think it would show. Parkinson's is only a brain disease, it doesn't happen in the lower motor neurons. They might get some indication from an MRI, but I doubt it. The threshold is very subtle.

I know a lot about Parkinson's, because before I ever had the ALS anxiety I was convinced I was going to get Parkinson's (personal reasons I probably shouldn't share online ;-)). One thing I found in my research is that fasciculations are not an indication of parkinson's. The muscles aren't dying in that way. Having fascics as a presenting symptom of parkinson's would be extremely unlikely.