I had a EMG test done last week. I didn't really know what to expect so I wasn't nervous.
The tech did the surface part of the test with electric shock on different areas of my legs. Several spots I didn't feel much and others I felt quite a bit more.
Fine. So then the MD comes in and does the other part of the test. First just a pinprick test on the top of my feet, then the straight leg lift asking me to push/pull my foot against his hand. No more in-depth questioning than that. Then the needle stick part of the EMG test on my legs-thighs, calves and lower back. He stuck the needle in, looked at the computer screen, removed the needle and went on to the next spot. He did not ask me to flex my muscles or anything like I read most people have done with them.
When he stuck the needle in I was looking at the screen and the noise was very loud and static sounding along with the waves on the screen extremely erratic.
My question is did I get short changed or did the MD see what he needed to see that fast and didn't need to go further?
Also he did not give me any feedback on what he saw so I am at a loss till I see my own MD again