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What does typical electromyography (emg) consist of?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Nerve & muscle test

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 & recording their signals.

In brief: Nerve & muscle test

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 & recording their signals.
Dr. Michele Arnold
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