Electromyography (EMG) Topic Guide
Electromyography (EMG): Electromyography, or EMG, involves testing the electrical activity of muscles. Often, EMG testing is performed with another test that measures the conducting function of nerves, called a nerve conduction study. There is minimal pain and discomfort associated with an EMG.
Sciatica Sciatica is lower back pain with pain that radiates through the buttocks and down one leg. Common causes include herniated disc, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy and a pinched nerve. Treatment involves applying a cold pack and taking pain medications.