For Patients

EMG Solutions provides electrodiagnostic testing services to obtain high quality data related to nerve and muscle systems to aide your physician in your diagnosis. 

How To Prepare:

  • Clean Skin: No lotions or creams, oils, perfumes, or Vaseline anywhere on the body the day of the test.
  • Wear loose clothing: Providers need easy access to arms, legs, neck and back.
  • Be sure skin is cleaned thoroughly prior to the test.
  • Medications – No Mestinon or muscle relaxers.
  • All other medications may be taken as prescribed.
  • EMG/NCS will not affect pacemakers and defibrillators.
  • EMG/NCS does NOT require fasting. A normal meal schedule may be followed on the day of the test.

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Indications For Testing

  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and Electromyography (EMG) provide data that helps your physician identify conditions such as carpal tunnel and a pinched nerve in the neck or back. For a more detailed list please click Here.

Clinical Examination

  • History – Brief explanation of the symptoms and conditions that bring us together.
  • Clinical tests and measures including reflexes and brief test of muscle strength with other special tests to help clarify symptoms.

Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)

  • Low levels of electrical current are applied to the skin to stimulate the nerve.
    We record the response from nerves and muscles.
  • See the video for additional clarification.

Electromyography (EMG)

  • A small needle electrode is used to sample muscle activity.
  • Multiple muscles will be sampled.

Report

  • After analyzing the data a report is prepared and sent to your physician (usually in less than 24 hours).
  • You will follow-up with your referring provider to go over the results.
  • If you do not already have a follow-up appointment with your referring provider please contact them after the test is completed to go over your results and discuss further treatment options.