EMG (Electromyography) is a test that checks the health of the muscles and the nerves that control the muscles. The first part of the exam or the Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) is a test of the speed of electrical signals through a nerve. The second part or the myogram consists of checking particular muscles for abnormal activity.
Some disorders or conditions that we evaluate with EMG include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Lumbar disc disease or back pain
Tarsal tunnel syndrome