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Electromyography (EMG) testing is an incredible diagnostic tool that allows a specialist to collect data on nerve and muscle function. Using EMG, an experienced physician can determine a wealth of information on the location, severity, and nature of nerve or muscle damage following your injury.
At OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, our team of physical medicine and neurology specialists have the training necessary to perform EMG testing that can help you achieve an accurate diagnosis and take the first step toward relief. Using a physician-led approach that is dedicated to convenience, cost effectiveness, quality, and compassion, our physicians will examine your results closely, then help you build an individualized treatment plan that truly works for you.
OAA is one of the largest orthopedic specialist groups in the United States, and our EMG testing facility is staffed with experienced physicians who are dedicated to helping improve your quality of life. If you’re ready to address your pain, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with us today.
EMG testing is highly effective in helping physical medicine specialists and neurologists gain a better understanding of an injury or condition’s effects on your body. Because of this, it’s an invaluable tool for diagnosing certain conditions that impact the muscles and nerves.
Conditions that EMG testing helps diagnose include:
If you’re in pain or discomfort and you’re struggling to find answers, don’t wait any longer. Schedule an appointment with the team at OAA, and we’ll get you started on your road to recovery.
A typical EMG test involves two parts: a nerve conduction study, in which your nerves will be stimulated with tiny electric shocks to measure their function, and a needle exam, during which small, unobtrusive needles will be inserted into your muscles and detect electrical signals given off by those muscles.
You may feel a minuscule amount of pain or discomfort upon the insertion of needles during the needle exam; however, this feeling is usually quick and temporary.
The best thing you can do to prepare for your EMG test is to follow your doctor’s instructions exactly. Generally, there is no need to fast, but since there will be no breaks for the duration of the test, you should avoid drinking too many fluids beforehand so you don’t have to use the restroom.