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Has anyone ever had severe pain during an emg(electromyogram)?
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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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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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
Thank
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