What does neurophysiology deal with?
EMG (electromyography) is primarily used for examining motor neurons, sensory and motor nerve fibers, neuromuscular transmission, and muscles, although the information available from EMGs may be substantially more.
What diseases or complaints are covered?
EMG is one of the most important testing methods for the diagnosis of diseases of the peripheral nerves and muscles and for the examination of paralysis of various origins. It is the only tool for diagnosing the so-called tunnel syndromes, but EMG is also essential for the recognition of peripheral neurological disorders of various origins (metabolic, caused by diabetes and alcoholism, toxic substances, etc.) as well as for muscle diseases and pathological fatigue.
What happens in a personal consultation?
At Emineo Private Hospital, most frequently, surface electrodes are used for EMG testing, which is painless for the patient. However, an occasional needle electrode examination may also be required, which may cause slight discomfort to the patient. The test is performed with a special EMG device, called an electromyograph, which is a modern, computer-based equipment with a special software that is not available in many laboratories.
Based on the EMG examination, our patients receive a medical opinion and a report, which, in addition to the text part, contains the curves and numerical data obtained during the EMG examination. Thus, at a later follow-up test, it is possible to objectively compare the results with the previous results, that is, the change in condition can be assessed factually. Based on this, individual therapy can also be developed.
Introduction of video consultation
Even in the epidemiological situation related to the coronavirus, we endeavor to resolve the complaints of our patients and reduce their pain. To this end, we have launched our video consultation service, in which our specialists are at our patients’ service on-line.