The best EMG test at home in Egypt
The EMG test is one of the most important tests that we offer at Curexmed, as we offer the best EMG test at home in Egypt, due to its role in evaluating muscles and nerves health, diagnosing any transmission defects of nerve signals to muscles, and many muscles and nerve diseases.
What is EMG electromyography?
Electromyography is a form of electrodiagnostic test, it is used to study the function of muscles and nerves.
As for the role of magnetic resonance imaging and x-rays in studying the structure of nerves and muscles, the EMG test also provides the necessary information about the function of muscles and nerves. All these tests give doctors the necessary and comprehensive information to study the nerves and muscles and diagnose any defects related to them.
- EMG at home:
The electromyography test enables doctors to measure how well the muscles respond to electrical activity that mimics nerve stimulation to the muscles.
- Neurogram (NCS):
The neurology test Measures how fast and how well the nerve delivers the electrical impulse to the muscle.
The home EMG and EMG neurology tests are usually done together, but doctors sometimes perform only one of them.
The importance of electromyography at home
The EMG test at home is concerned with diagnosing the response of the muscles to nerve signals.
Using EMG test helps doctors in the appropriate diagnosis of the cause of the symptoms that affect the patient and determine muscle disorder and neurological problems, and these symptoms include:
- Feeling of numbness or tingling.
- Muscle aches and weakness, or muscle spasms.
- Pain, or burning in the extremities.
EMG tests for what diseases?
1. Muscular disorders:
Polymyositis is a group of advanced muscle disorders, characterized by chronic muscle inflammation and weakness in all body’s muscles, and in some advanced cases, it may affect breathing and swallowing.
● muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a chronic disease that damages the muscles of the human body. It is a group of more than 30 genetic diseases, as it causes gradual weakness in the muscles, which may lead to a loss of movement control.
2. Diseases affecting the connection between muscles and nerves:
● myasthenia gravis
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness which increases during activity and improves with rest, as it often affects the muscles of chewing, swallowing, speaking, and breathing.
3. Peripheral (peripheral) nerve disorders:
● carpal tunnel syndrome
You can order an EMG for carpal tunnel syndrome from Curxmede, which affects the nerve that runs through the wrist.
The pressure on the nerve and tendons inside the wrist is the main reason for carpal tunnel syndrome, causing burning, pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and fingers. The EMG on arm at home helps diagnose it.
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● Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy is defined as damage to the nerves extending from the brain and spinal cord to all parts of the body, especially the nerves in the extremities.
Diabetes is one of the most important causes of neuropathy and its symptoms revolve around pain, tingling, numbness, and burning in the extremities of the body, and EMG test for neuropathy helps diagnose it.
Pressure or injury to the sciatic nerve causes sciatica, which extends from the spine down the back of the legs, which may cause pain, tingling, and sometimes burning, and numbness in the leg, lower back, and back of the thighs, and a herniated disc is one of the most common causes. For sciatica, leg EMG at home may help diagnose sciatica.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited neurological disorder that affects the sensory and motor nerves in the extremities and often the legs.
It may cause weakness in the muscles of the legs and feet, numbness in the legs and feet, loss of sensation, and walking problems.
It may affect the arms and hands in advanced stages.
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4. Diseases and disorders of the central nerves in the brain or spinal cord:
● amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
It is an advanced neuromuscular disease that attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and causes weakness and disability in muscle functions and may lead in advanced cases to respiratory failure.
5. Diseases and disorders affecting the nerve trunk:
● Herniated disc
A herniated disc is caused by damage to the disc of the spine, which puts pressure on the spinal cord, causing pain and numbness.
How is the needle EMG test performed?
- The patient lies down and the skin over the muscles is cleaned.
- The doctor examines the muscles using the Needle EMG sensor, which penetrates the muscles through a small flow of electrical current.
- The sensor measures muscle activity as a result of exposure to electrical current and sends it to the EMG machines.
- The EMG machine records muscle activity and displays it on the screen.
If the EMG and neurology test EMG are done together, the doctor will start with the EMG neurology test.
What are the normal results of an EMG?
Normal EMG results show:
- No electrical activity during muscle relaxation.
- The appearance of a smooth outline with normal waveforms when measuring muscle activity during contraction.
How do the abnormal results of EMG appear?
The abnormal results of EMG are shown in an image:
- Recording electrical activity during muscle relaxation.
- The appearance of a strange abnormal waveform pattern during muscle contraction.
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Is the EMG procedure painful?
Some may feel a little pain during the insertion of the EMG needles, but it usually does not hurt. If the patient feels a lot of pain, he must tell the doctor so that it does not interfere with the results of the examination.
What is the cost of the EMG test at home?
EMG cost at home usually varies depending on several factors, including the location of the service applicant, the type of service, and the time of the service request.
But we at Curxmed offer the best price EMG near me service by the most skilled doctors.