Welcome to Bingham Nerve & Muscle!

 

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 electromyography 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. 

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EMG Specialty


What is physical medicine and rehabilitation?

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also called physiatry, is the branch of medicine emphasizing the diagnosis and treatment of nerve and muscle disorders.  Dr. Bingham and Dr. Valdivia are both physiatrists. 


How do rehabilitation physicians diagnose?

Relief begins with an accurate diagnosis.  This important first step will determine what type of treatment is appropriate.  A physiatrist's tools are the same as those used by other physicians (medical histories, physical examinations and imaging studies), with the addition of a special technique called electromyography (EMG). Electromyography is the best available technique for evaluating nerves and muscles. With advancements in technology, this procedure has become the gold standard and is universally recognized by the medical profession. Dr. Bingham and Dr. Valdivia have devoted their practice exclusively to electromyography for over 20 years.  This narrow focus allows them to stay abreast of the latest techniques and procedures.

How did the specialty develop?

The field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) began in the 1930s to address musculoskeletal and neurological problems. After World War II, thousands of veterans came back to the United States with serious disabilities.  The task of diagnosing and rehabilitating people with all types of disabilities became a new direction for the field.  The Advisory Board of Medical Specialties granted PM&R approval as a specialty of medicine in 1947.

What kind of training do rehabilitation physicians have?

To become a rehabilitation physician (physiatrist), an individual must complete a four-year college program followed by four years of medical school (M.D.) and four additional years of specialty training.  Specialty training includes one year of developing fundamental clinical skills and three additional years of training in the full scope of the specialty. 

To become board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rehabilitation physicians are required to take both a written and oral examination administered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR).

Both Dr. Bingham and Dr. Valdivia each hold two board certifications.  In addition to their certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, they are board certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Bingham founded Bingham Nerve & Muscle in 1989 and was joined in 1999 by Dr. Valdivia.  They see patients in Jackson and hold satellite clinics in several other West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and Northern Mississippi communities. 


Board Certification Information:

Ronald C. Bingham, M.D.

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine 
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Remy A. Valdivia, M.D.

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

 

Technologists

EMG Certified Technologists

Our five technologists are all certified and have the most up-to-date training.  Each is a Certified Nerve Conduction Technologist (CNCT).  To earn the CNCT credential, a technologist has to meet three requirements:  eligibility (through work and education), a rigorous written and practical examination that tests competency in NCSs, and an ongoing commitment to learning. 

Accreditation

Accredited by AANEM

We are proud that all of our EMG labs are accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine with Exemplary Status, the highest level of accreditation a laboratory can achieve under the AANEM Accreditation Program. The AANEM developed the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Accreditation Program as a voluntary, peer review process that ...

Physicians

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Bingham Nerve & Muscle is committed to giving our patients the very best care and diagnosis.  We are proud that our physicians, Dr. Ronald C. Bingham and Dr. Remy A . Valdivia, are both boarded in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and separately in Electrodiagnostic Medicine through the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)

Contact Information

Administrative Office:
3035 North Highland Ave.
Jackson, TN 38305

E-mail:
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Phone:
800.224.1807
731.664.0899

Fax:
731.664.0946

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