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EMG Testing Near Farmington, MI

EMG Testing Near Farmington, MI

For the diagnosis of many different nerve conditions, including the various forms of neuropathy, there is no test better than electromyography, or EMG testing for short. For those near or in the Farmington area, the Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine is now offering EMG testing and treatment for the multitude of conditions it can diagnose. But what is electromyography, and how does it work? Read on below for a complete list of conditions, treatments, and how this unique technology can benefit Farmington residents!

What Is Electromyography?

EMG testing can be traced back to the early 1950s and is a form of diagnosis that has been built upon and refined over the past 70 years. So, how does EMG testing work? When you move your muscles, your brain sends electrical signals along the spinal cord as a command. EMG testing uses probes to interpret these electrical signals and check for any irregularities or signs of damage.

When you undergo an EMG test, the probes are directly inserted into the muscle to take measurements. Moreover, a nerve conduction study can utilize electrode stickers applied to the skin to test the speed and strength of responses. EMG testing must be conducted by a licensed physician, like those at the Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine.

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 Types Of Conditions Are Diagnosed By EMG Testing?

EMG testing, when paired with a physical exam, imaging, and blood tests, can be used to diagnose several different types of conditions. Here is a short list of those that can benefit the most:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome– A common condition where the median nerve, which runs along the forearm to the wrist, becomes pinched or pressed on.
  • Peripheral Neuropathy- A condition characterized by damage to the peripheral nerves that exist outside of the brain and spinal cord.
  • Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)- Pinched nerves happen when the root nerves outside the spinal cord become pinched due to disc degeneration or another condition.
  • Herniated Disc- Herniated discs occur when part of the spine’s disc becomes enlarged or is pushed out of alignment with the bones of the vertebrae.
  • Sciatica- Similar to a pinched nerve, sciatica is caused when the sciatic nerve, located near the base of the spine, becomes pinched.
  • Diabetic neuropathy- Caused by nerve damage that occurs from those with diabetes, it is a condition that is degenerative and requires immediate intervention.

How Does EMG Testing Feel?

EMG tests can cause some discomfort but do not require any pain intervention. They feel similar to any test that requires a needle but differ from blood draws or injections as the probes must remain attached to an EMG machine for feedback. EMG testing can last from 60-90 minutes and will require you to move your muscles, which can cause mild soreness. After an EMG appointment, you may suffer some muscle soreness in affected muscle groups, but this is normal and should subside naturally within a few days.

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)

How Can Farmington MI Residents Prepare For EMG Testing?

When your doctor is considering administering an EMG test, they must have all the medical information you can provide. Have a list of all current medications and symptoms that cause you discomfort, and disclose whether you have a pacemaker or another implanted device. The electrical stimulation of an EMG test can impair pacemakers, leading to potentially dangerous consequences for the typically low-risk procedure. There is no need to fast before an EMG test, but you may be advised to cease any caffeine or tobacco consumption for a few hours before.

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