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Now that spring is here and the weather is getting warmer, it’s a great time to take on new projects like spring cleaning or home improvements, and to do some … More…

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Drs. Peter Moley and Alice Chen, both physiatrists at the HSS Affiliated Physicians Office in Greenwich, Conn. (HSS.edu/CT), see a large increase in patients suffering from back pain around the … More…


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Back pain is a huge issue. It is the second most common reason for a doctor’s visit after the common cold. Close to fifty percent of long-term disability is due … More…

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Q1. I am 31 and have had L4-L5 and L5-S1 fused, and I’m still very active, how long will I have till I have additional problems, and what can I … More…

Dr. Matthew Cunningham, Spine Surgeon

Answers written by: Dr. Matthew Cunningham, Spine Surgeon Q4. Curious to find out more about spinal stenosis. My aging father has suffered from back pain for some time and was just … 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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