Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG/NCS)
A Closer Look
An electromyography (EMG) test is typically ordered because you have numbness, tingling, pain, weakness or muscle cramping. Some of the tests that the EMG doctor may use to diagnose your symptoms are nerve conduction studies (NCSs) needle EMG, and evoked potentials. An EMG records and analyzes the electrical activity in your muscles. It is used to learn more about the functioning of nerves in the arms and legs. When a normal muscle is at rest, it is electrically silent. The doctor will examine you to decide which tests to do.
Did you know that KCBJ has the only accredited EMG lab in the greater KC area as well as the entire state of Kansas?
Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic is the first EMG laboratory in Kansas to receive Exemplary Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Atul T. Patel, M.D., certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM), is the laboratory’s medical director.
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