Electromyogram (EMG)

Electromyography is a procedure in which the health condition of the muscles and their nerves is evaluated. The nerve cells are identified as the motor neurons, these motor neurons transmit the electrical signals, and these cause the muscles to relax and contract. Electromyography translates these signals into numbers or graphics, which are used by doctors to make a diagnosis. The doctor mostly orders EMG when the patient is displaying the symptoms of a nerve or muscle disorder. These symptoms include tingling, numbness, and even unexplained weakness in the limbs. EMG results can help the doctor diagnose muscle and nerve disorders and the disorders affecting the connection between the nerves and the muscles. 

An EMG is a very low-risk diagnosis. However, the patient may feel sore in the area that was tested. The soreness may persist for a few days and can be reduced with an over-the-counter pain reliever, like ibuprofen.
In extremely rare cases, the patient may experience tingling, bruising, and swelling at the needle insertion sites. Make sure to inform the doctor if the swelling or pain becomes more hurtful.

Hospitals for Electromyogram (EMG)

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Before Procedure / Treatment

The patient before having the Electromyography should follow these beforehand:

  • Do not smoke for at least three hours prior to the procedure.
  • Take a shower to shed any kinds of oils from the skin. Don’t apply any types of lotions or creams after taking the bath.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t obstruct the area that the doctor will be evaluating. The patient may be asked to change into a hospital gown right before the procedure.

How it Performed?

The entire process of the Electromyography takes about 30 to 60 minutes. During the procedure, the patient is required to lie on the table or a recliner. A needle is pierced through the skin into the muscle of the patient. The electrical activity is determined with the help of this needle. The activity is presented visually on an oscilloscope and can also be detected audibly by a speaker.
Since skeletal muscles are oftentimes large, several needle electrodes may need to be placed at various places to receive an informational EMG.
After induction of the electrode(s), the patient may be asked to engage the muscle.
The presence, size, and shape of the waveform produced on the oscilloscope provide data about the understanding of the muscle to respond to nervous stimulation. Each and every muscle fiber that contracts cause an action potential. The size of the muscle fiber affects the rate and the size of the action potential.

Top 10 Hospitals for Electromyogram (EMG)

Following are the best 10 hospitals for Electromyogram (EMG) in the world:

# Hospital Country City Price
1 Fortis Escorts Heart Institute India New Delhi ---    
2 Chiangmai Ram Hospital Thailand Chiang Mai ---    
3 Medipol Mega University Hospital Turkey Istanbul ---    
4 Fortis Hospital Mohali India Chandigarh ---    
5 Gachon University Gil Medical Center South Korea Incheon ---    
6 Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilo... Israel Tel Aviv ---    
7 P. D Hinduja Hospital India Mumbai ---    
8 HELIOS Dr. Horst Schmidt Hospital Wiesba... Germany Wiesbaden ---    
9 Taiwan Adventist hospital Taiwan Taipei ---    
10 Centro Médico Teknon - Grupo Quironsalud Spain Barcelona ---    

Best doctors for Electromyogram (EMG)

Following are the best doctors for Electromyogram (EMG) in the world:

1 Dr. Mona Bhatia Radiologist Fortis Escorts Heart Inst...
2 Dr. Jyoti B Sharma Neurologist Apollo Specialty Hospital...
3 Prof. Dr. Eugene Lisbon Radiologist European Medical Center (...

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