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When would you need an EMG? [Video]

Ask the Expert | EMG

Video Transcription:

So people get referred for an EMG, or electrodiagnostic testing, for a number of reasons. But essentially it’s when there’s some question of what the trouble is that’s causing numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness, or if there’s a question as to how severe it is, in which case that determines how quickly to proceed with different kinds of treatment. The most common condition somebody might be referred for for an EMG is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve in the wrist, and ulnar neuropathy, which is a pinched nerve at the elbow, and then also pinched nerves in the neck or back, which we call radiculopathies, as well as many other muscle nerve problems. ♪ Come on ♪