Electromyography (EMG) is an application that evaluates the health status of the musculoskeletal system and the nerve cells that control the musculoskeletal system. These nerve cells are known as motor neurons. The EMG translates these signals into graphs or Numbers to help doctors diagnose them.
The doctor recommends EMG if the patient sees signs of muscle or nerve disturbance. These symptoms may be tingling, numbness, and weakness in the limbs. The EMG results allow the doctor to diagnose muscle and nerve disorders and the connection problems between nerves and muscles.
Why is electromyography (EMG) done?
If the patient has symptoms that may indicate muscle or nerve impairment, the doctor may perform an EMG. EMG, muscle weakness, tingling, numbness, muscle pain or cramps, paralysis or involuntary muscle play. The results obtained from EMG help the doctor determine the underlying cause of these symptoms and treat them accordingly.
What should be done before electromyography (EMG)?
If you have anemia, a pacemaker, an implanted defibrillator and medication, you should be sure to tell your doctor. If the patient has any of the medical conditions such as these diseases, EMG may not be performed. In addition, smoking should be avoided at least three hours before the procedure, to clean the skin oil must be bathed, after washing any lotion or cream should not be applied and comfortable clothing that does not interfere with the doctor’s assessment area should be worn.
How is electromyography (EMG) done?
There are two parts of the EMG application; the first part is the nerve conduction study, and the second part is the needle EMG. Nerve conduction study is the first part of the application. Small pieces called Surface electrodes are placed to see and evaluate the activity of motor neurons in transmitting signals. The second part of the EMG application is known as the needle EMG and uses these parts to evaluate electrical signals. Small sensor pieces are called needle electrodes and are inserted into the muscle tissue to examine muscle activity.
The doctor usually applies several electrodes to the surface of the skin in the area where the symptoms appear. These electrodes show how motor neurons work with muscles. After the application is finished, the doctor will clean the application area. It then uses a needle to insert electrodes into the muscle tissue. Slight discomfort or pain may be felt when inserting needles.
In both phases of the EMG application, electrodes send small electrical signals to the nerves. The computer translates these operations into graphs and numerical values. What should be done after electromyography (EMG)?
There may be temporary redness and pain in the areas where the needles are placed. The application takes 30 to 60 minutes. He can be released on the same day.
Electromyography (EMG) application is performed in our hospital.