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Do you have numbness in your hands or feet? Maybe you have neck or back pain that radiates down your arm or leg (sciatica), or a footdrop or other weak muscles? A test called electromyography (EMG) can help diagnose why you have these symptoms. You may have carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your neck or back, or a different injury to nerves or muscles.

EMG and nerve conduction studies are tests performed using a computer, electrical impulses, and a fine wire placed into muscles to find the reason for pain, numbness, or weakness. Once this accurate diagnosis is made, the most effective treatment can be started.

Meet Our EMG Expert

Erik S. Herman, MD is board certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has performed thousands of tests over the last 17+ years perfecting his technique. Dr. Herman will explain his findings during and after the test, so you leave the examination room knowing the results. A report is generated and sent immediately to your doctor electronically. This helps to speed the evaluation process and get your recovery started as quickly as possible.

While you may have heard that this test is uncomfortable, our state-of-the art equipment and Dr. Herman’s gentle touch combine to provide an experience that most patients find mildly unpleasant at most.

Learn more about EMG nerve tests and nerve conduction studies in our patient education library, or download this InfoSheet about nerve studies.

Request a consultation with Dr. Herman to find out more about this technology. The number for Kennedy-White Orthopaedic Center in Sarasota, Florida is (941) 365-0655. Call now!