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[QUOTE=Linbob;5261051]I will check[/QUOTE]

The tests involving an EMG have two steps. The first step is a nerve conduction study. Metallic cups are pasted or taped over the muscle controlled by the nerves to be tested, and small, very quick electrical shocks are administered to measure the time it takes for the electrical impulse to pass from one cup to another. The electrical impulses cause a mild burning sensation the passes quickly. This test lasts from 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how many nerves and muscles are tested.

The second step (the EMG itself) involves insertion of very fine needles into several parts of your arm (sometimes your leg). Most of the pain -which is minimal unless your pain tolerance is very low- occurs when the needles are inserted. You would be asked to slowly contract and relax your muscles while the electrical activity between the needles is observed and recorded by the technologist. That part doesn't hurt at all. It usually takes from 30 to 60 minutes, and the needles might be moved several times.

If that sounds familiar, you've probably had an EMG test.

Good luck and God bless.

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