The electromyogram (EMG) is a diagnostic test used by neurologists and other medical specialties to check the function of a person’s nerves and muscles. It differs from the results of CT or MRI which detect a lesion with great clarity but cannot give any information about the functional problems caused by this damage.

EMG is used to diagnose conditions such as:

EMG is a relatively harmless examination, which does not require special preparation, lasting 45-60 minutes.

It consists of two parts:

During the first phase, electrical stimulation of specific groups of nerves is performed and the conduction velocities and other parameters are measured, while in the second phase, a thin needle is inserted inside the muscle, acting as a recorder of the electrical activity of the muscles at rest and during movement.

Christos Sidiropoulos, MD, PhD, FAAN

Christos Sidiropoulos, MD, PhD, FAAN

Associate Professor of Neurology, Michigan State University, USA
Specialist in Parkinson’s Disease, Movement Disorders & Dementias.
16 years of training and specialization in the USA, Germany & Canada.
Specialist in the use of Botulinum Toxin for neurological disorders.
Tremendous experience in the assessment for patient candidacy for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Movement Disorders and patient follow up.

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