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Emg Health Risks
Emg came back normal, results stated no neuropathy (left leg below knee). Does that leave me with a mild case of crps? See pictures in health file.
Emg (electromyography) is a test of your muscles and nerves. It is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies (ncs). The EMG portion involves placing a recording pin (like a fine wire antenna) into various muscles, looking for 'muscle distress signals' that could suggest nerve or muscle diseases/problems. Nerve conduction studies involve stimulating nerves ...Read more
If you have a spinal tumor at L4 taking up left half of thecal sac but your emg of left leg is normal, when would you consider surgery given surgery risks? Do these tumors often require surgery?
A normal emg/ncv in march 2013 and a normal emg/ncv in august 2013 would rule out what ? What does an emg/ncv rule out if normal ?
Relax: First you need to show up. Be prepared to sit relatively still for about an hour. The test works best if you relax during it. It is very well tolerated but there may be aspects that are uncomfortable for a very short time. The EMG portion is done with a needle that measures muscle activity. It should not be very painful. Most folks tolerate it well.The results are very useful for your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerves & muscles: Emg and nerve conduction studies are used to detect abnormalities of nerves and muscles. The test evaluates nerve roots as they exit your spine, the nerve plexus, peripheral nerves, the nerve-muscle junction, and muscle itself. It can detect pinched/compressed nerves (sciatica, carpal tunnel, and others), muscle disorders, neuropathy, and many other neuromuscular conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: Some physicians prefer that you hold blood thinners, such as aspirin, coumadin, warfarin, plavix, aggrenox, & others, or if you take Mestinon for myasthenia gravis, you should check with the office several days ahead of your appointment to be certain. Avoid the use of topical creams and lotions on the day of the test. Prescription and otc pain medicines do not affect the test results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Electromyography: Emg and ncv testing is used to help diagnose nerve and muscle problems. Examples include spinal nerve impingement (from herniated disc), carpel tunnel syndrome, ulnar syndrome, sources of radiating pain. Pain, numbness, weakness, muscle fatigue are some of the reasons that you may need an emg/ncv test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully: Emg or electromyography is a test done that requires a trained physician (pmr or neuro md) to insert a thin needle electrode into specific muscles to determine whether there is muscle, motor nerve, (or nm junction with special techniques) injury. It can be uncomfortable at times and is usually combined with a ncs (nerve conduction study) test to physiologically examine peripheral nerve and muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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