EMGs Aren’t as Painful as You’d Think
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After suffering from a muscular injury such as carpal tunnel or a pinched nerve, your doctor might call for an electromyogram (EMG). The test uses needles and small shocks to test the signaling of your nerves and muscles. It may provide vital information for your diagnosis, but just how bad is it going to hurt? Dr. Tom Miller talks to Dr. Daniel Cushman, sports medicine physician at University of Utah Health, dispels what you may have heard about EMGs and explains how the modern procedure isn’t as painful as some patients may think.