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EMG Testing Near Beverly Hills, MI

EMG Testing Near Beverly Hills, MI

At The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine, we proudly offer electromyography (EMG testing) to diagnose injuries and conditions affecting your nerves and the muscle’s connective tissue. For patients in the Beverly Hills, MI area, EMG testing can help get to the root of your pain and create a treatment plan specific for you. To learn all you need to know and how to prepare for an EMG test at The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine, check out the breakdown below.

What Is Electromyography?

When you move, your brain sends electrical signals via your nerves, along the nervous highway in your spine, to the muscles with commands to react. Electromyography is a purely diagnostic tool doctors use to test the nerves and skeletal muscles and their controlling nerves. EMGs can detect issues with those nerves, the muscles, and the connections between them.

EMG tests are conducted by inserting an electrode into the muscle via a needle. While sounding painful, the pain is minimal. After the electrode is inserted, the doctor will likely ask you to move the affected limb, as muscles do not conduct electricity at rest. With the movement of the muscle, electrical signals are sent to the testing device and provide information on the response of your nerves to stimulation.

Treatable Conditions from the Experts at Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine

  • Achilles Tendon Ruptures Treatment
  • AC Joint and Tendon Tears Treatment
  • Ankle Pain Treatment
  • Arthritis Treatment
  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Bone Pain Treatment
  • Bursitis Treatment
  • Chronic Inflammation Treatment
  • Chronic Pain Treatment
  • Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment
  • Elbow Pain Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Injury Treatment
  • Foot Pain Treatment
  • Herniated Discs of The Spine
  • Hip Injury Treatment
  • Hip Pain Treatment
  • Joint Pain Treatment
  • Knee Injury Treatment
  • Knee Pain Treatment
  • Ligament Injury Treatment
  • Ligament Strains
  • Lower Back Pain and Spinal Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation Treatment
  • Meniscus Tears in the Knee
  • Muscle And Tendon Sprain and Strain Treatment
  • Muscle Pain Treatment
  • Muscle Strains from Sports and Other Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorder Treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Treatment
  • Musculoskeletal Pain Treatment
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Nerve Pain Treatment
  • Neuropathy Treatment
  • Osteoarthritis And Degeneration of Joints
  • Other Pains Involving Bone, Joints or Tendons
  • Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
  • PRP For Hair Loss Treatment
  • Rotator Cuff Tears in The Shoulders
  • Sacroiliac (Si) Joint Dysfunction Treatment  
  • Sacroiliitis / Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction Treatment
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain Treatment
  • Sciatica / Lumbar or Lumbosacral Radiculopathy Treatment
  • Sciatica Treatment
  • Shoulder Pain Treatment
  • Spinal Stenosis Treatment
  • Spine Pain Treatment
  • Spine Trauma Treatment
  • Tendinitis Treatment
  • Tendon Injury Treatment
  • Treatment for Tendonitis and Bursitis
  • Treatment for Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Tension Headache Treatment
  • Torn Tendons and Ligament Treatment
  • Treatment After Auto Injuries
  • Treatment For Internal Derangement of Knee Cartilage
  • Treatment For Knee Cartilage Lesions
  • Treatment For Muscular Weakness
  • Treatment For Shoulder Injuries

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What Should You Do Before An EMG Test?

After a physical examination, if your doctor orders an EMG test, they will likely go over the above and explain what to expect from the procedure. When preparing for an EMG exam, follow these steps:

  1. There is no need to fast before an EMG. Still, due to the stimulant nature of certain substances, you will likely be asked not to consume alcohol or caffeine and cease smoking cigarettes or any substance containing nicotine a few hours before the test.
  2. If you have a pacemaker, notify the doctor immediately, as they can be affected by an EMG test and lead to potential complications.
  3. Bring a list of all medications, including over-the-counter meds and herbal remedies, as some can contain stimulants like caffeine.
  4. Don’t apply any lotions or oils to the area being tested on the day of your exam.
  5. Get a list of other preparations, which may vary depending on your condition, from your doctor prior to the visit.

What Conditions Can Be Diagnosed With EMG Testing?

Numerous potential conditions can be diagnosed or ruled out by the use of an EMG. The most common pain-causing conditions that can benefit from EMG Testing include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Axillary Nerve Dysfunction
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
Thomas Nabity Jr., MD
Thomas Nabity Jr. MD
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Thomas Nabity Jr., MD 

Dr. Thomas Nabity works with frustrated patients suffering from pain who are motivated to find an alternative to drugs and surgery. Even if you think you have tried everything and have no option, Dr. Nabity is here to tell you that we can eliminate your pain and give you back the ability to do the things you love to do. He helps people in chronic pain who are looking to alternatives to drugs and surgery who want natural solutions to pain relief and long to be in control of their health once and for all. (Read Full Bio)

John Santa Ana, DO
John Santa Ana, DO
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

John Santa Ana, DO

Dr. Santa Ana is Board Certified in PM&R and Electrodiagnostic medicine. He is a physician specializing in Interventional Sports, Joints, and Spine treatments. Dr. John received his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and his specialty training in PM&R at The Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC. He is a Veteran and was a physician in the US Army, treating our Nation’s heroes’ musculoskeletal conditions and getting them back in the fight. Dr. John is also experienced in EMG Testing with over 10 years of Electromyography (Read Full Bio)

Dr Farhat DO
Robert Farhat, DO
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Robert Farhat, DO

Dr. Farhat is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine. Dr. Farhat has integrated Regenerative Medicine into the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions for the past several years, but has now joined Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine in order to provide a comprehensive approach to non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions. He is considered an expert in non-surgical spine care, but treats all musculoskeletal conditions. (Read Full Bio)

Curt Wimmer
Curt Wimmer, MD
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Curt Wimmer, MD

Dr. Wimmer has now joined Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine in order to provide a comprehensive approach to non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions. He is considered an expert in interventional pain management with an extensive resume in the medical field. (Read Full Bio)

Braden Boji
Braden Boji, MD
Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Braden Boji, MD

Dr. Boji is a Regenerative Medicine Specialist with a focused interest in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine as well as Regenerative Hair Restoration. Dr. Boji serves as the Medical Director of Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine for Trinity Health System where he co-directs the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. While he is fascinated with the advances of modern medicine, he believes that the human body holds the tools necessary for its own healing and restoration. It is his mission to tap into those tools to help you “restore your body with your body.” (Read Full Bio)

Frequently Asked Questions About EMG Testing Near Beverly Hills MI

Are EMG tests painful? There is some mild discomfort when going through EMG testing, but the tests aren’t painful and you won’t need pain relief medications during or after procedures.

Will an EMG make me sore? In most cases, you will experience some mild muscle soreness for a few days after the test.

Is EMG testing reliable? While no testing method is perfect, EMG tests are some of the most reliable, especially for diagnosing forms of neuropathy.

How do I know if I need EMG testing? If you are experiencing muscle pain or extreme muscle fatigue, especially with a history of carpal tunnel or neuropathy, your doctor may recommend EMG testing.

Finally Find Relief And Healing With EMG Testing At The Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine

EMG testing for residents near Beverly Hills, MI is just one of the tools employed by the doctors at The Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine. We have numerous other treatment paths to help you on the road to recovery. Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Board-Certified physicians.

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