Detecting nerve & muscle disorders

Electromyography (EMG)

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics provides patients with a skilled physician who specializes in disorders affecting the nerves and muscles. Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic test that measures how well the muscles and nerves work. Providers use EMG to diagnose injuries, muscle disease, and neuromuscular disorders.

EMG is a diagnostic test that your health care provider may order to help evaluate the health and function of your muscles and nerves. An EMG may be ordered if you have signs and symptoms that may indicate a nerve or muscle disorder. Such symptoms may include:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle pain or cramping
  • Certain types of limb pain

The results from an EMG test can help your health care provider diagnose a wide range of conditions, disorders, and injuries affecting the nerves and muscles such as:

  • ALS
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Herniated disk in the spine
  • Muscle diseases
  • Muscle disorders, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Pinched nerve
  • Sciatica
  • And more
EMG Testing

Jeffrey Pederson, DO - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Jeffrey Pederson specializes in EMG (Electromyography) and sees patients in Knoxville.

Board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Dr. Pederson specializes in EMG, a diagnostic test that measures how the muscles and nerves work. EMG testing may be recommended in you have symptoms such as muscle weakness or numbness and tingling.

To schedule an appointment to see Dr. Pederson in Knoxville, please call 641-842-1560.