Understanding EMG

Understanding EMG

Andrew Michell

Print publication date: Aug 2013

ISBN: 9780199595501

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) are electrodiagnostic tests used for identifying neuromuscular diseases and for assessing low-back pain and disorders of motor control. Many doctors refer their patients to the clinical neurophysiology department for electrodiagnostic tests and are then faced with interpreting the results. This resource teaches the principles of NCS and EMG, and promotes better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of these techniques.