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What is EMG Testing?
An EMG, or an electromyogram, measures electrical activity activity of muscles both at rest and in contraction. An EMG can be done to locate the source of muscle weakness, paralysis, or twitching, which could be inside a muscle, in the nerves supplying a muscle, in the spinal cord, or inside an area of the brain. It tests for things like herniated discs or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
What is a Nerve Conduction Study?
A Nerve Conduction Study, or NCS, measures how well nerves are able to send electrical signals. Both tests can be done to learn what is causing nerve and muscle issues or pain. An NCS is performed in order to locate damage to the peripheral nervous system. This test can discover nerve damage such as carpal tunnel syndrome or Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Who qualifies for EMG testing?
- Numbness, Tingling, or Altered Sensation
- Muscle Weakness or Fatigue
- Muscle Atrophy
- Muscle or Neuropathic Pain
- Radiating Pain
- Neuromuscular Impairments
- Trauma-Related Neuromuscular Impairments
- Pre-Surgical Diagnostics
- Post-Surgical Diagnostic Testing
When will I see results?
- Patients are scheduled within 2 to 3 weeks after the referral and authorization process is completed.
- Reports are returned to referring offices within 24 to 48 hours.