Electromyography is an examination of muscle function and peripheral nerves conductivity. It consists of two elements:
- Examination of nerve conductivity (ENC) - used in diagnostics of neurogenous diseases - polyneuropathies, mononeuropathies especially due to compression e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (SLA), radiculopathy, plexus damage: brachial, sacral
- muscle examination using needle electrode (EMG) - used in diagnosis of myogenous damages: congenital or acquired myopathies, myotonia.
Additionally, the examination is important in the diagnostics of neuromuscular transmission disorders (miasthenia gravix, miasthenic syndromes).
Contraindications for the examination:
- cardiostimulator in case of nerve examination
- taking blood thinners, presence of blood coagulation disorders (e.g. Haemophilia) in case of muscle examination
The examination is performed using „VIKING QUEST” device from NICOLET.