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When your muscles are weak or sore, or when you experience tingling, numbness or any other abnormal sensation there is a strong possibility that there is a problem with your muscles or nerves. If you want to get to the bottom of what’s causing the discomfort, a couple of highly effective tests will give you the answers you seek.

Often performed at the same time, an Electromyography (EMG) test and a Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test are comprehensive and accurate tests that will help your physician assess whether you have muscular or nerve damage.

During electrodiagnostic testing, both EMG and NCV calculate the amount of electrical activity of your muscles and nerves. They are indispensable solutions required to get to the bottom of what causes nerve pain, neuropathy in hands, neuropathy in legs, or several other specific neuropathy types like diabetic peripheral neuropathy and peripheral polyneuropathy, among a number of other debilitating conditions.

What is an EMG test?

Electromyography is used to determine neuromuscular abnormalities. The diagnostic test assesses the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control these muscles. These nerve cells send out electrical signals that are responsible for muscle contraction and relaxation.