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Electromyography-Nerve Conduction Velocity Study (EMG-NCV)

Electromyography-Nerve Conduction Velocity Study (EMG-NCV)


What is an EMG-NCV study?

An EMG-NCV study is a test that measures electrical activity of the nerves and muscles.

Who performs the procedure?

A certified electromyographer does it.

Why it is done?

It is done to confirm or evaluate muscle or nerve diseases. For example, if you have numbness or tingling sensation in your arms, legs, hands, or face; an EMG-NCV study may be done to find out the reason why you have this symptom.

How do I preprare for this test?

No preparation is necessary. You may eat food or take your usual medications before the test.

How long does it take?

The test can take 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the problem / area that is being tested.

How is it done?

Small electrical stimuli are administered to different nerves, and their response is analyzed. To test muscle function, a small disposable needle (an electrode) is inserted in your muscles, and electrical activity is recorded.

What will I feel?

The impulse may feel like tiny electric shocks, which may cause minimal, but tolerable discomfort. You may experience some pain (minimal to moderate) when the needle is inserted in your muscles, and electrical activity is recorded.

Where can I have it done?

You can have it done at Dr. Doroteo Floresca’s clinic located at the DDH Medical Tower


For more inquiries please call Dr. Floresca’s clinic at 224-6779 or visit them at Room 604, DDH Medical Tower, Davao Doctors Hospital, Davao City