EMG is an investigative test which measures the coordinated activity of nerves and muscles. Every action performed by human body, is due to coordinated movement of a group of muscles or a single muscle. Muscular movement is due to the nerves controlling them. Nerves are responsible for carrying appropriate signals from the muscles to the brain and vice versa. The signals help in executing the actual desired action of muscle movement.
Electromyography (EMG) may be required in health conditions which take a toll on the health of muscles or nerves. Parkinson's disease, diabetic neuropathy, cerebellar dysfunction, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, carpal tunnel syndrome are some conditions in which this study might be advised.Electromyography (EMG) Cost in Various Indian Cities
|City||Average Price||Starting Price||Price Upto|
|Bangalore||Rs. 2339.00||Rs. 720.00||Rs. 3800.00|
|Chennai||Rs. 3780.00||Rs. 1700.00||Rs. 5780.00|
|Gurgaon||Rs. 2435.00||Rs. 950.00||Rs. 5000.00|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 2405.00||Rs. 1600.00||Rs. 3150.00|
|Kolkata||Rs. 2746.00||Rs. 450.00||Rs. 14000.00|
|Mumbai||Rs. 3259.00||Rs. 455.00||Rs. 4700.00|
|Delhi||Rs. 4558.00||Rs. 799.00||Rs. 9000.00|
|Pune||Rs. 2889.00||Rs. 1500.00||Rs. 4000.00|
Electromyography is not a very time consuming procedure and does not require the patient to be put under anesthesia. Therefore, there is no need for the patient to get admitted to hospital a day prior to the procedure. Prior to the EMG, doctor will check if the patient is having a pacemaker fit into his heart, if they are on blood thinning medications or have any blood disorder.
For electromyography, electrodes are inserted directly into the muscle which is to be tested. This procedure is known as needle electromyography. In cases of needle electromyography, a needle electrode is inserted into the skin. The patient might experience tingling or slight pain at the site of electrode. As per the instructions of doctor, the patient should relax and contract the muscles which are to be tested. The electrical signals which are generated during muscle movement are recorded by the electrodes in the form of a graph. After the test is completed the graph is interpreted and conclusion is provided by the neurologist.
After the procedure is complete, the patient might experience some amount of redness and swelling if needle electrodes have been used. Depending upon the result of the test, the patient may be required to undergo another follow up EMG procedure in the future.