Bingham Nerve & Muscle specializes in state-of-the-art nerve and muscle testing (electromyography or EMG/NCS). Electromyography is the standard for accurate and comprehensive evaluations of the peripheral nervous system (the “electrical system” of the body or the "wires" of the arm and leg). Patients with complaints such as pain, numbness, or tingling in the arms and legs often require an evaluation. Patients with unexplained weakness of the arms and legs often require a visit as well. This procedure is also an important method for evaluating muscle disorders. The physicians at Bingham Nerve & Muscle have devoted their careers exclusively to electromyogrpaphy and the evaluation of nerve and muscle disorders.
This narrow focus has given our staff a unique depth of experience allowing us to make an accurate diagnosis for patients. Each year several hundred providers ask us to evaluate their patients. We perform this test to assist your provider in the management of your condition. We do not manage or treat patients.
You have been referred to Bingham Nerve & Muscle because you have experienced numbness, tingling, pain, weakness and/or muscle cramping. If your provider suspects that you may have a problem with your nerves or muscles, this procedure will likely be an important part of your evaluation. This procedure takes about 30-60 minutes.
Please bring your insurance cards and a valid form of identification. Also, take a bath or shower to remove oil from your skin. Do not use body lotion or powder the day of your test to improve the quality of the test results. Also, to save time, you may download and complete our Patient Forms to bring with you.
Nerve conduction studies show how well an electrical signal travels across a nerve. Special equipment records how the nerve works. The doctor may test several nerves.
In this part of the exam, the doctor evaluates the electrical signals that travel from the muscle to the EMG monitor. A small electrode will be placed just under the skin in a few different muscles. With new technology and special techniques, this procedure is done with minimal discomfort.
Our physicians do testing only. They will not discuss the diagnosis or treatment of your condition. Please return to your referring provider for further care. Typically formal reports are faxed to your physician within 48 hours. We will provide your physician with an accurate diagnosis so that you can enjoy a speedy recovery.