AnonymousJanuary 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm
During my EMG’s recently, the first step was to measure skin temperature and record it. I assume they take skin temp into account when calculating responses.
One big factor, which the doctor told me about, is making sure the skin temp doesn’t change during the tests…that will definitely affect test results. They covered me with a blanket to make sure temps didn’t vary.
AnonymousJanuary 7, 2010 at 8:28 pm
There had been several articles written up about it? But they are no longer available on line.
Thing is, lower skin or body temp slows the nerve conductivity. Thus a ‘normal’ report can be a false report if you’re COLD during the test.
When I get cold, I will rub my affected areas gently to stimulate some extra circulation…. At home when it gets really bad, I’ll use a hair blower on low and gently wave it over the skin to ‘thaw’ it. Parts actually try to turn blue at times! I think the next time I get any nerve testing done? I’m going to bring my own lap robe! Just in case.
Hope this helps.
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