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Old 07-17-2010, 06:21 AM   #1
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Emg/ nerve conduction

Who is authorized to preform the emg nerve test?
Is it normal to hit a nerve when doing the tests?
How much damage can be done if the nerve is hit?

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:52 AM   #2
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Re: Emg/ nerve conduction

Originally Posted by Fatty96 View Post
Who is authorized to preform the emg nerve test?
Is it normal to hit a nerve when doing the tests?
How much damage can be done if the nerve is hit?
I have had emg nerve tests done by a neurologist in his office and also by someone in an orthopedist office. They do stimulate the nerves with electricity and also put needles into certain places. I guess you can say, then, that they do "hit a nerve," but it's only done on the skin surface and to my knowledge, they aren't going to be able to actually damage a nerve. I was certainly never informed that that could be even a remote possibility.

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