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Has anyone ever had severe pain during an emg(electromyogram)?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Variable

Pain is largely subjective, in the eye of the beholder. With emg/nerve conduction tests, most of my patients tell me 'it is not as bad as i thought it would be.
' i've had patients who struggle, but we use strategies to minimize discomfort i've also had patients who talk, sleep, or giggle through it. In over 9000 tests, i've only had two patients not get through the study due to discomfort.

In brief: Variable

Pain is largely subjective, in the eye of the beholder. With emg/nerve conduction tests, most of my patients tell me 'it is not as bad as i thought it would be.
' i've had patients who struggle, but we use strategies to minimize discomfort i've also had patients who talk, sleep, or giggle through it. In over 9000 tests, i've only had two patients not get through the study due to discomfort.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Uncomfortable

An EMG is usually a bit uncomfortable, it should not cause severe pain.

In brief: Uncomfortable

An EMG is usually a bit uncomfortable, it should not cause severe pain.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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