Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This post and all my blog posts are my experiences and opinions only.
When recently started seeing a new Neurologist, a NEW-rologist if you will, and he recommended doing a pediatric Electromyography (EMG) on Seth’s legs to check the muscle and nerve health.
What is an EMG?
You might be asking, what is a pediatric electromyography (EMG)? That is the exact question I asked myself when the doctor brought it up. I had never heard of it before. Basically, in layman’s terms, an EMG checks the health of your muscles and nerves. The test uses a ‘prong-like’ machine that transmits a tiny electrical current to the muscles and nerves to check their response to the current.
There were little instructions ahead of time, which is a welcomed change. Once we arrived we were taken to the pediatric electromyography (EMG) procedure room. Before starting the test, the Technician tried it on me so I would know what it felt like. It was basically a tiny vibration feeling. From there, the Technician started the procedure on my son. He didn’t seem to be too bothered by the ‘vibration’ feeling. We were able to distract him with an iPad. It didn’t take too long, maybe 15-30 minutes in total.
Once the Technician finished with the Pediatric Electromyography (EMG), we were told to wait on the Neurologist. This was different from other procedures we have done where you do not hear from the doctor until days later. He did a few more tests, reviewed the results on the spot and told us everything looked great. You cannot imagine the relief of knowing the results on the spot rather than waiting 48-72 hours.
That was it.
The Pediatric Electromyography (EMG) was one of the simpler procedures we have done since our son’s diagnosis. I hope this post helped you to know what to expect and will make your experience that much easier.
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