EMG and Nerve Conductions Studies
About your EMG
An EMG Explores the potential causes for numbness, tingling, pain, weakness or cramping.  Your test may consist of one or two parts, including Nerve Conduction Studies and Needle EMG.
Nerve Conduction Studies examine the body's signals traveling in your nerves. We Give several nerves small electrical shocks and record the response.  You will feel a quick tingling feeling.
If the needle EMG portion of the test is needed, a small, thin needle is put in several muscles to see how healthy the muscles are.  A new needle is used for each patient and thrown away after the test.
You may feel some discomfort during insertion and movement of the needle.  We test only the muscles needed to determine what is wrong and to rule out other potential causes.
Preparing for your EMG
Your test should take between 30 to 90 minutes.
On the morning of your test you should bathe or shower beforehand.
Do NOT apply any lotion or moisturizer or vaseline on the day of the test since it can interfere with the recording.  It is fine to use deodorant or antiperspirant.  
You may eat and drink beforehand. 
The test has no lasting side effects and you can drive and resume your normal activities after you are done.
Let the physician performing the test know if you are on any blood thinners (particularly Coumadin, Lovenox, Xeralto, Apixaban), if you have a pacemaker or breast implants, or have hemophilia.
We will be available to answer your questions before, during and after your test and to discuss the results with you.
To arrange an appointment, please contact our friendly team.
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Disorders EMG and NCV can
Help to Diagnosis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ulnar Neuropathy
Causes of Foot Drop
Diabetic Neuropathy
Guillain Barre Syndrome
Acquired and hereditary Peripheral Neuropathies
ALS/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Pinched nerves
Back pain / Lumbar Radiculopathies /Sciatica
Neck pain / Cervical Radiculopathies
Numb hands or feet
Weakness in arms or legs
Muscle disorders
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