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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
EMG: An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Ncv, or nerve conduction velocity, is an electrical diagnostic test that provides information about abnormal conditions in the nerves. Emg, or elec ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Small fiber disease?: There is a variety of neuropathy that affects only the smallest nerve fibers, causing pain and numbness without any changes on conventional testing. ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwight Romriell
44 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
Variable: Depending on how long since surgery. The farther out the less the likelihood. A cmg ( cystometrogram ) test may be helpful to evaluate bladder functio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Hard to pick up: You are correct that EMG rarely picks up purely sensory problems and most of the time more moderate to severe denervation has to be present to pick th ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See pain management: Specialist or east-west integrative medicine specialist for evaluation, diagnosis and management. It is a chronic condition that needs thorough examin ... Read More
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A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Those finding on the test you had means you have a mechanical changes, training or exercise will not change them it may improve your symptoms so you ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
45 years experience Neurology
Consultation!: The best 'test' is a consultation with a neurologist specializing in, or experienced with autoimmune neuropathies. A spine MRI with gadolinium contras ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Testing has limits: It depends on the tests that were performed. Not all tests have 100% sensitivity for the disease tested. For example, the ncs that you had cannot ru ... Read More
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