EMG / NCS

Nerves regulate the muscles in the body with electric signals called impulses. EMG/NCS are two methods of checking the proper functioning of the nervous system.

EMG, or electromyograms, measure electrical (nervous) activity of the muscles both at rest and during activity.

NCS, Nerve Conduction Studies, measure the speed of transmission.

An EMG is carried out in order to diagnose illnesses that harm muscle mass cells, nerves, or the joints in between nerve and also muscle mass. These troubles might consist of a herniated disc, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or myasthenia gravis. EMGs can also be used to locate the root cause of muscular weak points, paralysis, or muscle mass twitching.

NCS are used to pinpoint damage to the peripheral nervous system, that includes all the nerves that divert from the mind and also spine as well as the smaller sized nerves that branch off from those nerves. This examination is usually utilized to assist locate nerve troubles such as repetitive strain injury or Guillain-Barré disorder.

 

What to expect

An EMG/NCS It might be carried out in a space that quits any type of outdoors electric disturbance. The examination might be done by an EMG engineer or your physician. You’ll rest on a bed or a reclining chair or being in a reclining chair to help relax your muscles.

Throughout an EMG examination, you might really feel a small, fast, pain when the needle electrode connects. After the examination, you could ache as well as have a prickling sensation in your muscle mass for as much as 2 days. If your discomfort becomes worse or you have swelling, inflammation, or pus at any one of the needle websites, call your medical professional.

 


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