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03/17/2012 06:10 PM


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Having upper emg done will it show nerve and muscle problems????

03/17/2012 08:34 PM
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Hi, is that for your esophagus? If so, then no.

03/18/2012 01:28 AM
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EMG is where they stick the small needle like things in your muscles and listen for noise. I believe that one checks for muscle issues.

A nerve conduction study checks for nerve issues. This will show pinched nerves and such.

I've had both of these done. While some areas where more painful than others, it wasn't as bad as some of the things that I read on the internet. So, if you are like me and searching for other people's experiences on something, it wasn't that bad.

Post edited by: Bananers, at: 03/18/2012 09:45 AM

03/18/2012 07:44 AM
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If fm is your only issue then no it won't. Will yours? I don't know and can't say. I can say though that fm related issues will not show up on EMG.

03/18/2012 09:20 AM
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I have to add even nerve issues wont always show up,I have had many many emg done because of nerve problems in my leg and arm,when I started losing muscel in my leg it showed up but the pain was the same from 10 yrs worth that didnt show up,so what I am saying is,you might have nerve pain but it wont conclude you due

03/20/2012 03:46 PM
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If you are having strictly an EMG and not a nerve conduction velocity test along with then it will only tell your doctor the condition of your muscles. I have had both done a few times and the EMG was not painful to me. The NCV on the other hand was extremely painful and I hope to never have to do another of those again.

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