What is Electromyography (EMG)?

Category: Procedures

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See also: EMG Left Arm

Electromyography (EMG) is a technique for evaluating and recording the activation signal of muscles. EMG is performed using an instrument called an electromyograph, to produce a record called an electromyogram.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Electromyography (EMG)"

Severe
0
Moderate
4
Mild
1
None
7

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Electromyography (EMG)

Pain 5
Hospitalization 4
Bruising 1
Discomfort 1
Injection site bleeding 1
Injection site bruising 1

Dosages

Adherence
Always
9 75%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
1 8%
Never
2 17%
Burden
Very
2 17%
Somewhat
4 33%
A little
2 17%
Not at all
4 33%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
2 29%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
5 71%
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3 patient evaluations for Electromyography (EMG)

speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See speechlessinseattle's full Electromyography (EMG) history

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Sep 30, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sista
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sista
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See sista's full Electromyography (EMG) history

Mar 12, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: only one time,did not like it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Do as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: get it when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Aug 2, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

May 12, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Numbness in legs: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

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mark61
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mark61
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See mark61's full Electromyography (EMG) history

Sep 2, 2008 (Started Feb 19, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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