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Electromyography (EMG) (cont.)

EMG Risks

People usually have a small amount of discomfort during EMG testing because of pin insertion. Disposable needles are used so there is no risk of infection.

During nerve conduction studies, small electrodes are taped to the skin or placed around fingers. The patient typically experiences a brief and mild shock, which may be a bit unpleasant. Most people find it only slightly annoying.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/4/2014
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