Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure used to test the health and functionality of muscles and the nerve cells which control them. A physician will use electrodes to send and receive electrical impulses between the muscles and nerves. By measuring the response of the electrical impulses we can determine if the muscles and nerves are working properly. EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or any problems with the communication between the muscles and nerves.
Doctors will often order an EMG because a patient is having symptoms and the source of the symptoms is difficult to determine or they may indicate some sort of nerve or muscle disorder. Common symptoms include numbness, tingling, muscle weakness, pain and cramping.
Daniel S. Zipin, DO is trained and experienced
in EMG and nerve conduction studies. Appointments are available with Dr. Zipin for EMG in our Exeter Office. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 603-775-7575 or use our online appointment request form.