Category: Neurology

Aug
21
2013
brachial-plexus-1 BLOG

Dr. Joseph Feinberg, Physiatrist-in-Chief at Hospital for Special Surgery, answers readers’ questions on brachial plexus injuries.     Q1. What are different types of brachial plexus injuries? The brachial plexus … More…

Jun
12
2013
Neck Inflammation Blog

Each year more than 200,000 cervical spine surgeries are performed in the United States to treat conditions ranging from cervical spinal deformities to degenerative disc disease. The cervical spine (vertebrae … More…

Apr
26
2013
Man Lifting Dumbell 610x320

Your core is called such for a reason. Abdominals, lower back, oblique muscles, hamstrings and the pelvic floor interplay to provide a base for athleticism. In sports such as dancing, … More…

Jan
30
2013
Castellano

Q1. Can athletic injuries be addressed effectively through non-surgical management? Various athletic injuries, such as runner’s knee and tennis elbow, can be effectively treated with conservative management. A physiatrist may … More…

Sep
19
2012
Knee Injury

Q1. I am 35 years old and was diagnosed with arthritis of the knee. I run about 40 miles a week and want to continue running. Is there treatment to … More…

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April 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Did you know that Electromyography (EMG) is a form of electrodiagnostic testing that is used to study nerve and muscle function? Dr. Joseph Feinberg, Physiatrist, says: “There are two parts to EMG testing: a nerve conduction study and a needle exam for muscle testing. Both may result in some discomfort, but are usually well tolerated without the need for medication beforehand. EMG testing usually takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the condition being tested and findings of the study.” For more information on EMG testing, visit http://www.hss.edu/conditions_emg-testing-a-patient-guide.asp.

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