Reply To: Negative Spinal Tap-Still CIDP?

June 2, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Hello. I have a different insurance co. but I also had a negative lumbar puncture. What I did have was the results from a diagnostic MRI (ordered by primary physician who based on the results referred me to specialist) that was done in addition to the bloodwork, EMG etc. done in later weeks. The diagnostic MRI showed significant damage and led to the diagnosis of CIDP BEFORE the neuromuscular neurologist even began doing his tests. I don’t know if you had an MRI of your lumbar spine but it did seem to help with the process of confirming diagnosis for the Neurologist and insurance company. Hope that helps. Best wishes to you.