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Why is it important for me to have this test?

The results of your EMG will help us diagnose specific problems which will help your doctor begin specific treatment.


What are you looking for when doing this test?

EMG and nerve conduction testing evaluates the electrical function of nerves and muscles. Problems such as nerve damage relating to pinched nerves in the neck or back, carpal tunnel, sciatica, generalized nerve problems or certain primary diseases of muscle may be diagnosed by this testing.


What do I need to do to prepare for the test?

EMG and nerve conduction testing does not require any preparation on your part, although it is helpful to avoid use of skin lotions on the day of testing. You may continue all of your usual medications including anticoagulants (blood thinners). There are no significant side effects to testing and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately following completion of the test.


Who performs my EMG?

All electrodiagnostic testing is completed entirely by the physician who customizes your testing in relation to your history and diagnostic problem.


Are special qualifications needed to perform this test?

Yes. All members of our group have had specialized training in electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG and nerve conduction testing) and are board certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Our group has over 100 years of combined experience with over 60,000 EMG’s performed.


What happens after my test?

EMG and nerve conduction testing has no significant side effects or after effects. No special precautions or activity restrictions are needed after testing and you may return to your usual activities immediately following the exam.


When can I expect the test results?

The results of testing and test interpretation will be sent to your doctor, generally within 24 hours.


Will my insurance cover this test?

EMG and nerve conduction testing is routinely covered by nearly all health insurances as a very accurate diagnostic testing procedure. Please call your health insurance provider if you are unsure.


Why should I put my confidence in you?

Each physician at EMG and Rehabilitation Physicians is board certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. We are committed to providing you only the highest quality of professional care. Each EMG exam is performed entirely by the physician.

With more than 100 years combined experience, our physicians are well qualified and prepared to provide your medical care. Through the years, we have mastered the best practices in performing EMG exams and providing accurate diagnostic results that are useful to your physician.


How do I schedule an appointment?

Since a physician referral is necessary, your doctor may have already forwarded pertinent information to us by using our one-step referral form. If you have not yet been given a specific appointment time, you may call us at our Kettering location (937.395.8666) or at our Sycamore location (937.384.8797). Please be sure to provide us with any necessary information relative to your healthcare insurance and also inform us if testing is being done as a result of your involvement in an auto accident or work-related injury.