Electromyography in the spine patient

Denizen Kocak, Thiru M. Annaswamy

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Electromyography (EMG) is a used to diagnose and characterize radiculopathy and other neuromuscular conditions in the spine population. This chapter will provide an overview of EMG techniques and discuss strengths and limitations of EMG. EMG findings of radiculopathy correlate with improved outcomes after treatments for radicular pain such as epidural steroid injections and surgery. However, it is important to be aware of the limitations of EMG studies and interpret the results along with other information to make informed clinical decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultidisciplinary Spine Care
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783031049903
ISBN (Print)9783031049897
StatePublished - Jun 27 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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