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how is a emg test done and why

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
62 years experience Rheumatology
Abnormal reflexes: An EMG measures muscles; reflexes measure nerve activity. Hypothyroidisnm can cause slowed reflexes. Nerve damage at age 20, due to a disease of nerve ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Question?: Please resubmit your question- I am not clear about what you are asking.
A female asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
46 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: There should be no problem taking the Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) on the day of your test. It will not interfere with the interpretation of the tes ... Read More
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Dr. David Trettin
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes , after you arrive home i know of know reason that u cannot take your prescription Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) if needed after emg/ ncv test.Ca ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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NONE really.: Pain and numbness can't really be found with modern technology. It requires a complete pe and beginning the healing process. Janet travell, md myofasc ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
No: no, you do not have to flex your muscles, just like they contract them.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwight Romriell
45 years experience Pain Management
EMG shows muscle: EMG (electromyography) is a recording of the electrical activity of the muscles (myo) of a specific area. There is no direct correlation of the elect ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pinched nerve: The nerve on the inside of the elbow (ulnar nerve) can get pinched in the elbow as it goes thru a bony groove in that area. Depending on what symptom ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
NCS: Nerve conduction studies are often done with EMG to get a better idea of whether or not nerves are involved. Here's a link to information on nerve co ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
15 years experience Neurosurgery
EMG/NCV: These tests look at muscle activity and time needed for nerve conduction. Abnormalities usually take several weeks to show up on the test. So if you ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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