Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Electromyography (EMG)
This is a test of your muscles and nerves. It usually has two parts. One is a nerve conduction study. This measures how well electricity moves through your nerves. The second part is a needle electromyogram. It records the electrical signals your muscles make when you move them. The results can help your doctor find problems linked to certain disorders or conditions.
What is an electromyography?
This detailed video explains the entire process of an EMG, including the nerve conduction study, needle electromyogram, and the conclusion. When your test is done, you can go home. Your muscles may feel tender for a few days. Your healthcare provider will study the results of your exam and will talk to you about them at a followup visit.