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Neurological Education: EMG & Testing

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EMG and NCS testing procedures are commonly used at Neurological Wellness Clinic. Dr. Jochims’ staff will help coordinate and follow up on any tests ordered.

You’re encouraged to take an active part and have a voice in your health care plan. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your health care results, Dr. Jochims and the Neurological Wellness Clinic team will help you better understand your test results.

EMG/NCS are electrodiagnostic tests of muscle and nerve physiology.

EMG (electromyography) evaluates muscle function. A small, thin, specially coated needle is inserted gently through the skin and into the muscle. This test is performed on a number of different muscles. Electrical activity within the muscles is individually recorded.

NCS (nerve conduction study) evaluates the speed at which impulses travel between nerves. Mild electrical currents are applied to the skin through disposable, self-sticking electrodes in specific areas. Muscles will twitch when current is applied, but this isn’t harmful.

Each test produces various waveforms that Dr. Jochims evaluates to determine the health of your muscles and nerves. Dr. Jochims will communicate these findings to both you and your referring doctor.

Results will be available approximately two to three days after the tests.

EMG Testing

Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction study (NCS) are electrodiagnostic tests of muscle and nerve physiology.

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Dr. Sean Jochims, Neurologist

Dr. Sean Jochims graduated medical school with the prestigious Rick Wartgow Award for dedication to medicine. He also received Excellence in Teaching Awards as chief resident in neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Education
  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Internship/Internal Medicine: Northwestern University
  • Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship: Rush Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago
  • Participant at Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine
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