Our EMG room.
EMG or electromyography is a neurodiagnostic test used to diagnose neurological disorders including but not limited to radiculopathy (nerve impingements), neuropathy, nerve entrapment and neuromuscular disease like miopathy, ALS and muscular distrophy. Typical duration of an upper or lower extremity EMG is approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Typical EMGs has two components, the nerve stimulation part and the needle part. The nerve stimulation can be uncomfortable. The needle part is in two stages, the resting stage and the muscle contraction stage. Side effects of this procedure include pain, infection and bleeding, among others. Please discuss reasons for testing, side effects and risks with a member of the Neurocare team prior to procedure.