1. I am scared and I am not sure if I can go through with the test. What should I do? We understand that NCS and EMG are uncomfortable. Very few patients are unable to tolerate the test. However, if at any point in the test you wish to stop, simply inform the doctor.


  1. What do I need to do to prepare for the test?
  • Do not wear lotion, bath oils, or creams on the day of your appointment. This makes it difficult for the electrodes to adhere to your skin.
  • Remove jewelry including: bracelets, anklets, and watches. Earrings do not have to be removed.
  • You may take all regular medications including pain medication on the day of your test. If you take medication for anxiety, you may take this before your test.
  • Eat normal meals.
  • You may bathe or shower the morning of your test.
  • Turn off your cellular phone.
  • Please notify the doctor if you take blood-thinners such as Coumadin/warfarin or Lovenox
  1. When will I get the results? Dr. Bronfin will discuss all findings as soon as test is completed and incorporate results of neurological examination and all diagnostic tests in a treatment plan. A written report will be sent to the referring physician.