My doctor scheduled me to have an EMG done on March 16th. My first question is the obvious one. What does it feel like & is it painful? I've had 2 cervical fusions & still have that burning, stinging pain in the back of my neck & worse pain into my left shoulder & arm. My other question is will the 1800mg of gabapentin I'm taking affect the outcome of the test? Since the gabapentin is helping to lessen the nerve pain, will that mean that the nerves will test ok? I am a little anxious about having this test. I've had so many injections into the back of my neck & they were very painful. I'm not looking forward to more needles in my neck. Thanks for any help you can give me.