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ENMG

ENMG (electroneuromyography, nerve conduction and electrical muscle stimulation examination)

An ENMG is performed to study peripheral nerve and muscular function. It is used to diagnose conditions such as nerve damage, pinched nerve and other peripheral nerve disorders, and muscle inflammations and congenital muscular diseases. It can also be used to establish the cause of symptoms such as tingling, numbness, other sensory loss, pain or muscle weakness.

Your doctor will refer you for an examination. The examination takes about 30-40 minutes and is always performed by a clinical neurophysiology specialist. No special preparations are required, but the limbs to be examined should be warm. In most cases, the examination is conducted in two stages: firstly, your nerves will be stimulated with small electric pulses to test nerve function and, secondly, your muscular activity will be tested with a small needle inserted into your muscle. Some people may experience slight discomfort during the ENMG, and the needle may cause bruising, which will heal in time. Our clinical neurophysiology specialists will provide a statement of the examination.

 

Preparing for your examination