Electromyography (EMG) (cont.)
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No specific preparation is needed for the testing.
During the Procedure
During EMG, small pins or needles are inserted into muscles to measure electrical activity. The needles are different than needles used for injection of medications. They are small and solid, not hollow like hypodermic needles. Because no medication is injected, discomfort is much less than with shots.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/3/2012
J. Stephen Huff, MD
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