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EMG Testing

EMG Testing at Greater Regional

EMG Testing at Greater Regional is Electromyography (EMG), which means, it measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve's stimulation of the muscle. The test is used to help detect neuromuscular abnormalities. During the test, one or more small needles (also called electrodes) are inserted through the skin into the muscle. 

Why would I get EMG Testing done?

Dr. Todd Troll

(641) 782-3507

Visiting Providers Clinic

First Floor of the Medical Arts Plaza

The following areas of providers and specialty may refer you (but not limited to):

  • Family Medicine provider

  • Internal Medicine provider

  • Orthopedic provider

  • Podiatrist

  • Rheumatologist

  • and others

The above providers may order an EMG test if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a nerve or muslce disorder. Such symptoms include:

  • Tingling

  • Numbness

  • Muscle weakness

  • Muscle pain or cramping

  • Certain types of limb pain

EMG testing results are often necessary to help diagnose or rule out a number of conditions such as:

  • Muscle disorder, such as muscular dystrophy or polymyositis

  • Disease affecting the connection between the nerve and the muscle, such as myasthenia gravis

  • Disorders of nerves outside the spinal cord (peripheral nerves), such as carpal tunnel syndrome or peripheral neuropathies

  • Disorders that affect the motor neurons in the brain or spinal cord, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or polio

  • Disorders that affect the nerve root, such as herniated disk in the spine

If you feel EMG testing is right for you talk to your provider today! EMG testing is done right here in Creston.