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Old 10-16-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My husband has spent 4 wks of EMG testing andno one has told us a thing. this started as deadness in his legs so we went to a neurosurgeon, had MRI's and got sent to an orthapedic surgeon, bone scan and brain scan and test for MS, now he sent us to this doc for the muscle test. Are they having trouble finding something causing his deadness?? Muscle tests make me wonder what's going on here. sound familiar to anyone???
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:57 PM
 
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Electromyograms (EMGs) are tests of how the muscle is functioning: whether the nerve stimulus is getting through, how much/whether the muscle is reacting (detected by its electrical activity).
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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EMG nerve conduction studies are common tests. They are painful, IMO, but good diagnostic tests. Sometimes they require further testing depending on the results of the emg.

This test tells the dr how long the electrical stimulus takes to be recognized by the patient.

I had an EMG because of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Many patients have them when they are exp numbness in the limbs, back pain, etc...

I would let the dr know that you would like to know what is going on, but do remember, they do combine the results of tests done with tests to be done to make a more definitive diagnosis.

Good luck and good health to the both of you...
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:15 AM
 
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An EMG is NOT the same as a nerve conduction study. They can do both, but not necessarily.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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An EMG is NOT the same as a nerve conduction study. They can do both, but not necessarily.
Oh I see. Thank you for clearing that up.
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:37 PM
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Location: Asheville, NC
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I had to go for the EMG and NCS testing. I could only make it through the NCS. It was too painful for me. Has anyone else experienced that?
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