Electrodiagnostic Evaluation (EMGS) at Spaulding Framingham
Symptoms don’t always reveal the underlying problem. For that, we help you go deeper. Our Electrodiagnostic Evaluation Test, also called Electromyography or EMG, will help you and your doctor determine the source of the pain, numbness, tingling, paralysis, weakness or other symptoms you experience in your arms or legs.
EMG measures how well specific nerves and muscles are working, and is used to diagnose conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, ALS and herniated discs. With an EMG test, we’ll get to the bottom of the problem and put you on the right path to treatment.
Spaulding's Approach to Electrodiagnostic Evaluation (EMGS)
Using weak electric impulses and thin needles, EMG measures how well specific nerves and muscles are working. EMG has been used widely since the mid-1980s to help diagnose a range of diseases and conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, ALS, myopathy, and radiculopathy, commonly known as a herniated disc.
Electrodiagnostic evaluations at Spaulding are performed by certified physicians who have extensive training and experience in both conducting and analyzing EMGs.