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Electromyogram (EMG)

  • What is an Electromyogram (EMG)?

    An electromyography (EMG) is a technique used to assess the function of nerves and muscles by recording the electrical activity produced by the skeletal muscles. It is an important test used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders and is often used to assess disorders of the peripheral nervous system.

    It involves the insertion of a pin electrode (tiny needle) through the skin into the muscle tissue, and the electrical activity of the muscle is then recorded on a computer. The results allow the neurologist (brain and nerves specialist) to diagnose any abnormal muscle or nerve activity. This test helps to tell the difference between nerve root and muscle disease.

  • An EMG is commonly done if an examination suggests decreased muscle strength. Results of an EMG will allow your doctor to decide if your muscle weakness is caused by an injury to a nerve attached to the muscle or an underlying neurological disorder.

    Your doctor will request an EMG if your diagnosis suggests peripheral nervous system disorders including carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy, lumbosacral radiculopathy, sciatica, plexopathy, or nerve injury from trauma or fractures.

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