Electromyography (EMG) TEST

diagnose muscle or nerve dysfunction

Outpatient Nerve Damage & Nerve Injury Test

Electromyography (EMG) measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle.

An Electromyography (EMG) will not solve your muscle pain or nerve damage pain, but it will provide crucial data for prescribing the most suitable pain management therapy.

Electromyography (EMG)

This test is prescribed to assist doctors in determining if the large nerves in your body are firing at the right time and properly moving your muscles. The EMG test measures the muscles response to electrical signals by using electrodes paired with very thin needles to check the deep-muscle movements. We will ask you to relax or flex certain muscles during the EMG test to look for causes of muscle weakness or soreness.
  • An EMG is an outpatient test that assists in disease diagnosis by evaluating nerve and muscle health.
  • An EMG can be performed all over the body in areas like the legs, back, and arms.
  • An EMG is ordered when a patient feels nerve pain, muscle numbness, and tingling.

An EMG can test for:

  • Neuromuscular Diseases, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
  • Spinal Nerve Problems, such as a Herniated Disk, Myelopathy, and Radiculopathy
  • Nerve Problems elsewhere in the body, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nerve Problems in your arms or legs
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Nerve Injury Recovery Progress

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