An electromyogram also referred to as EMG, is a diagnostic test for assessing how the muscles and nerves are working. The test aids in the diagnosis of muscle disease and other related problems. Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck, the board-certified doctor at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, performs an electromyogram (EMG). In addition to diagnosing muscle and nerve disorders, the doctor also provides pain management and physical rehabilitation services.
Purpose of an Electromyogram (EMG)
An electromyogram (EMG) helps diagnose muscle disease, neuromuscular disorders, nerve or muscle dysfunction, and other muscle or nerve injuries. The test is often performed when there are signs of muscle disease or injury or damage to the nerves. An electromyogram aids in assessing whether the muscles are responding correctly to nerve signals. Feedback from the test helps in making an accurate diagnosis of the exact problem so an appropriate treatment plan can be designed.
Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
At our clinic in Winter Park, FL, an electromyogram (EMG) is often performed in conjunction with a nerve conduction study (NCS). Together, both tests provide more complete information about the presence, location, and extent of disease or damage to muscle tissue and the nerves. The EMG test measures the electrical impulses of muscles during contraction, while the NCS measures how well and how quickly the nerves are sending electrical signals to the muscles.
How Electromyogram (EMG) Helps
Damage to muscle tissue or the nerves that send signals to it can cause the muscles to respond in abnormal ways. An EMG can help you by revealing the exact nature of the problem. Once an accurate diagnosis is made, the doctor can then design a treatment program to correct the underlying issue and provide relief from pain and other symptoms.
An electromyogram can help diagnose muscle and nerve damage so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed for correcting the problem. For an electromyogram (EMG) in Winter Park, FL, contact Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic at (407) 673-9533 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Umpierre.