Electromyogram (EMG) Test & Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)

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After the Studies

Neither NCS nor EMG should lead to any complications. You may have some soreness for a day or two where the needles were inserted during EMG. If you notice any swelling or signs of infection around the needle marks, tell your doctor.

The neurologist who oversaw either or both procedures will review the results and write a summary for your doctor.

If the studies suggest that you have a neuromuscular disorder or a damaged nerve, you will probably be referred to a specialist.

They may order further tests to learn more about your condition. Then a treatment plan will be drawn up. It may include medications, surgical procedures, or lifestyle changes.

Neither NCS or EMG will solve your muscle or nerve problems, but they will give doctors key information about how to help you start feeling better soon.