Does an EMG Hurt?

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An EMG tests the nerves in the body for damage. If the patient is sensitive to pain, the test can be painful. The feeling is much like a shock or intense cramp, however it is short lived.
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An EMG is a test that is performed on skeletal muscles to determine how well nerve impulses are sent through the muscle.  If a person has an EMG test done, they will probably experience some momentary pain.  However, the pain is very fleeting and when the test is administered properly most patients will find that the test is fairly well tolerated.
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I went through that test and they did not have a needle in my arm for 45 minutes. the needles were tiny and I barely felt a thing. The doc starts at the fingers and then moves down
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Nerve conduction studies amount to applying pulses of electricity at a point along the nerves, each pulse a fraction of a millisecond in duration, amounting to perhaps 200-300 volts
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Well sorry to tell you this but that is the point of the tests to see if your nerves are working correctly. more
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Well sorry to tell you this but that is the point of the tests to see if your nerves are working correctly.
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