Oct 1, 2009

Oh, My Aching Back! -- EMG Helps Physiatrists Find Causes of Pain

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-- Electromyography (EMG) detects the electrical potential generated by muscle cells, and can test nerve function. EMG can help physiatrists pin down the cause of back pain in cases such as spinal stenosis -- a narrowing of the spinal column -- in which the diagnosis can be tricky just relying on imaging techniques such as MRI. Read at Science daily.com.


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