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Does a electromyogram (emg) take long?
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 30-60 min
Performance of an EMG may include a physician evaluation taking your history and examining you, followed by explanation of the test, completion of the test, and often includes conveying the results to you along with treatment advice.
Emg is typically performed alongside nerve conduction studies. A simple one-limb study can take 30-60 minutes. More extensive workups can be as long as 2 hours.

In brief: 30-60 min
Performance of an EMG may include a physician evaluation taking your history and examining you, followed by explanation of the test, completion of the test, and often includes conveying the results to you along with treatment advice.
Emg is typically performed alongside nerve conduction studies. A simple one-limb study can take 30-60 minutes. More extensive workups can be as long as 2 hours.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Mark Gujer
I just had one myself. Right arm. for neck pain. Took 45 minutes and minimal discomfort. Good luck.
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