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About EMG Testing

EMG stands for Electromyogram which loosely translated means electrical testing of muscles but in fact has come to mean electrical testing of nerves and muscles. The EMG is performed by Dr. Gilmore, a P.A, or one of our specially trained technicians. It is an in-office procedure and does not require hospitalization. An EMG takes anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on how extensive the testing is. It can be done at any time during the day and, with few exceptions, does not require any special preparation.

An EMG may show if you have a nerve entrapment somewhere or a nerve injury. Weakness of the muscles or “fatigue” (tiredness) may be indicative of nerve or muscle disease and require testing. There are many other medical problems that might suggest the need for an EMG.

This non-invasive test, which is much like an EKG or Ultrasound test, is used to determine many nerve and muscle conditions such as Cervical radiculopathy, Lumbar radiculopathy, Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel.


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Panhandle Orhopaedics uses the latest technology in EMG testing - Cloud EMG. This innovative service enables us to return results from testing much quicker than a traditional EMG test, with the added benefit of the ability to securely share with our patients through a variety of internet enabled devices. Cloud EMG provides a sophisticated, secure and streamlined process that is essential to patient needs.

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