Re: Please Explain An Emg Nerve Test
EMG: (1) Nerve Conductivity and (2) Needle Examination -
(1) Wires are attached using electrodes, and there is a small "shock" to the location. The information is transmitted to a computer, which can identify whether the problem is deep or superficial.
(2) Thin needles (like accupuncture size) are placed in various locations, which identifies if any muscles are affected by the nerve.
Although it's not great, it doesn't hurt too much (that I recall - it's been 2 years).
Depending on the number of locations, the time may be variable. Could be anywhere from 30 mins. to an hour or so.
I'd go online and look up the keywords to see if you can get more info, as well as if this process occurs in the UK.
I agree with flyonthewall - really no biggie. Good luck and keep us posted.
Sciatica, L3-4 Tear, Spinal Stenosis, DDD L3-S1
Fusion (BMP) L4-5 '11
Anterior Fusion (BMP) L3-S1 '13
Last edited by Rampage; 02-21-2005 at 02:15 PM.