EMG test – Neurology

EMG test – Neurology

Human nervous system is a network of cells that control all parts of the body, transmitting information about parts of the body, responding to external and internal stimuli, and environmental effects. Neurology is the specialty dealing with the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system.

What diseases can be tested by EMG?

EMG or electromyography is one of the best tools for recognizing various nervous system diseases (e.g., migraines and other types of headaches, circulatory diseases of the brain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, neuropathies , Alzheimer’s disease, etc.) to help diagnostics. EMG is performed at the Emineo Private Hospital without waiting at a pre-arranged time. It is also effective in diagnosing the diseases of the peripheral nerves and muscles and paralysis. It is the only tool for diagnosing the so-called tunnel syndromes, but EMG is also essential for the recognition of peripheral neurological disorders of various origins (metabolic, caused by diabetes and alcoholism, toxic substances, etc.).

What is an EMG device good for?

EMG is primarily used for examining motor neurons, sensory and motor nerve fibers, neuromuscular transmission, and muscles, although the information available from EMGs may be substantially more.

How is the EMG test performed?

At Emineo Private Hospital, most frequently, surface electrodes are used for EMG testing, which is absolutely painless for the patient. However, an occasional needle electrode examination may also be required, which may cause slight discomfort to the patient. The test is performed with a special EMG device, called an electromyograph, which is a modern, computer-based equipment with a special software that is not available in many laboratories.

What happens after an EMG test?

After the EMG test, our patients receive a medical opinion and a report, which, in addition to the text part, contains the curves and numerical data obtained during the EMG examination. Thus, at a later follow-up test, it is possible to objectively compare the results with the previous results, that is, the change in condition can be assessed factually and easily.

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