Later this morning, I will be undergoing this test on both my left and right leg:
When a doctor says uncomfortable, the word uncomfortable actually means PAINFUL. I've had two previous EMG's — both of them subsequent to my car accident in 2005, when I was rear-ended at a four-way stop sign. I know from personal experience how painful this diagnostic test is and how long the aftereffects persist!
The test is not only physically painful but also financially painful: from $2000-$4000. My health insurance policy has a $2500 deductible and 70/30 until an out-of-pocket $5000.
Depending upon the results of today's EMG, my neurologist will decide if an MRI or a change in my medication is warranted.
I recently took a blog break, albeit for a pleasant reason. Depending on how miserable I am after today's EMG, I may be forced to take yet another blog break. Tomorrow's Nincompoopery round-up post and the Sunday Humor post are queued up, however, and should auto-publish.