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A 30-year-old female asked:

i had an emg done today for leg pain associated w/back pain. when doing left, pain shot up to low back causing me to jump. is this normal? appt oct.

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 46 years experience
Not Unusual: the EMG. Sends a small. Electric current into the nerves to test their conduction. An Inflamed nerve may produce an exaggerated response like the one. You experienced.

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