I agree with Lynnwood. This really is appropriate testing. If you have trapped nerves, you may even get some great relief from a good chiropractor or physical therapy. I have done several rounds of PT and I continue those exercise even now, many years later, because they gradually improved the issues I had with my neck, back, hips, wrists, etc.
I had the EMG done on a couple occasions. My hands and my spine/legs. There was a bit of a prick . . .but not painful . . . just startled me a bit because I was somewhat nervous about
the first one. The thing that was weird is that the impulse that goes from the prick to the appropriate nerve can cause your leg/arm/hand to twitch or jump . . . that is what was the most annoying part . . . not pain . . . just having my body move w/o my input.
When they did my hands, there were no needles . . . they used some tape-on conductors.
I hope you will update us after your tests.
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