Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic test that allows the pain management physicians at National Pain Institute to evaluate the cause of your pain. National Pain Institute provides EMG testing patients in Orlando, Port St. Lucie and other neighborhoods in Central and South Florida.
What is EMG?
Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic test that sends electronic signals through the muscles that cause them to contract and record activity. The test, also known as EMG, can uncover nerve and muscle-related problems, such as muscle or nerve dysfunction and signal transmission issues between nerves and muscles.
What are the Benefits of EMG?
An EMG test is beneficial to help rule out certain types of muscle and nerve-related conditions. For example, it can diagnose herniated disks, muscular dystrophy, polio and carpal tunnel syndrome, among other conditions.
Am I a Candidate for an EMG?
EMG testing is typically recommended for patients that are experiencing muscle weakness, muscle pain or cramping; tingling, numbness or even phantom limb pain. If you are having any of these symptoms, be sure to let your physician know during your consultation.
What Should I Expect After EMG?
After your EMG, a neurologist will review your test results and share their findings with your physician. The doctor will schedule a follow-up appointment to go over your results and create a personalized treatment plan.
EMG testing allows pain management physicians to diagnose specific conditions of chronic pain that are not possible with other innovative tests and technologies. At National Pain Institute, our caring healthcare doctors offer EMG for men and in Port St. Lucie, Orlando and the surrounding communities of Central and South Florida.