EMG testing on Long Island

An electromyography (EMG) test is used as a diagnostic tool to assess the condition of muscles and their corresponding motor neurons. Many times these tests are useful in detecting nerve dysfunction and/or muscle disorders.  At Resnick Electrodiagnostic Consultative Services, Dr. George Resnick provides EMG testing conveniently at your practice. For more information on mobile EMG testing on Long Island, contact us here.


There are two separate tests often administered during an EMG procedure: a needle EMG and a nerve conduction velocity study (using electrodes). During the needle EMG, a needle electrode is placed into a muscle to test the nerve functionality. This can help you to determine if a patient is suffering from any of the following diseases:


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Neuropathy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy


A nerve conduction velocity study can help determine if your patient has any of these conditions just like EMG, except provides further insight. The results convey activity in terms of strength and speed of neural signals. In most cases, damaged nerves will have lower speed and electrical impulse due to injury to the axiom or myelin sheath. NCV can differentiate between both injuries to provide the most precise diagnosis. Contact us here to arrange for EMG testing on Long Island or New York City for you and your patients’ convenience.


What symptoms can indicate that an EMG test is needed?



If your patient is experiencing any of the following neuromuscular symptoms, they may benefit from an EMG test:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Cramping


Are there any risks involved in EMG testing?


The EMG test itself is relatively low-risk, especially when electrodes are the method used.


How much time is required for an EMG?


Plan to set aside anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes for your patient to receive an EMG test.


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