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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

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Perceived effectiveness
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Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 4
Mild 1
None 10

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

Side effect Patients
Pain 5
Bruising 1
Discomfort 1
Injection site bleeding 1
Injection site bruising 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Electromyography (EMG)

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
one time 1
yearly 1

Adherence


Always
Patients
11
73%
Usually
Patients
0
0%
Sometimes
Patients
1
7%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
3
20%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
2
13%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
5
33%
A little hard to take
Patients
2
13%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
6
40%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
13%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
6
40%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
7
47%
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3 patient evaluations for Electromyography (EMG)

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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:
PLS

See speechlessinseattle's full Electromyography (EMG) history

Aug 1, 2012 (Started Sep 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
sista
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sista
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: only one time,did not like it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Jan 15, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Do as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Dec 12, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: get it when needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Aug 21, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Aug 2, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

May 12, 2009 (Started Aug 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Numbness in legs)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: get when needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Pain, Pain

  • 0 helpful marks
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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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