Posts Tagged “EMG”

EMG/NCV: The Value of Physiologic Testing

By | May 26, 2015

Margie was seen by Marty Levine a very good neurologist and electrophysiologist in Encino. To my surprise and from rereading his report to Marty’s surprise as well the test showed minimal radicular abnormalities and severe slowing of conduction in the distal median nerve in the area of the carpal tunnel. An electromyogram and nerve conduction […]

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Localizing the Lesion

By | May 22, 2015

I have been meaning to do a blog on the value of physiologic testing for some time now and Tuesday the perfect patient walked into the Burbank office of Schlesinger Pain Centers. Marcy Peters (not her real name) is an 85-year-old woman whom I have been treating for radicular back pain and neck pain for […]

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Wall Street Gazette Misnomer, Part 2

By | July 7, 2011

  Continuing our analysis of the article “Diagnosing a Patient as a Faker” from Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, David Kloth, past president of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, makes an interesting comment about the subjective nature of pain. He talks about the different responses of patients with nerve root compression. The problem with […]

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