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benign fasciculations

I've been recently diagnosed with a C6-7 radiculopathy with R arm pain and numbness. An EMG showed polyphasic waves consistent with chronic denervation. I've developed a tremor in my R hand which is rapid at 7-8 hertz. Recently a tremor has been affecting my jaw. It seems to worsen with general vigorous exercise and nearly resolves with a benzodiazepine.
Also I've developed fasciculations involving my calves and to a lesser extent my hamstrings, R side worse than left.
I've also noticed difficulty with handwriting and a vague clumsiness of my R arm.
I have no weakness. My neurologist noticed no hyperreflexia or exam weakness, but I've noticed for months a non-progressive vague weakness in my R hip flexer which has not affected my gait nor was it identified on my neurological exam.
My neurologist said that I do not have ALS or Parkinsonism, but that I have a right C6-7 radiculopathy and benign fasciculation syndrome. Do you agree?
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I agree that those diagnoses seem to fit.  
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