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Can someone fake results of an electromyogram?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

The results of an EMG test and nerve conduction studies are objective, and not influenced by a patient's pain, pain medications, or behavior. Emg/nerve conduction study results cannot be 'faked'.

In brief: No

The results of an EMG test and nerve conduction studies are objective, and not influenced by a patient's pain, pain medications, or behavior. Emg/nerve conduction study results cannot be 'faked'.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Obscure, not fake

While poor relaxation or deliberate effort can make an electromyogram difficult to interpret, in the hands of a skilled operator there is no way to "fake" an abnormal result.

In brief: Obscure, not fake

While poor relaxation or deliberate effort can make an electromyogram difficult to interpret, in the hands of a skilled operator there is no way to "fake" an abnormal result.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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