EMG and Electrodiagnostic Studies
The Washington University neurology specialists offer an Electrodiagnostic Service to patients and referring physicians.
|Drs. Connolly, Lopate and Al-Lozi
To schedule EMG or electrodiagnostic studies call
For consultative appointments with a physician call
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite C, Floor 6
St. Louis, MO 63110
West County Office
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 123
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
The following physicians perform electrodiagnostic studies at this location:
Muhammad Al-Lozi, MD, Director
Anne Connolly, MD
Glenn Lopate, MD
Our Electrodiagnostic Laboratory Offers:
Reports To Physicians Within 24 hours
Parking Garage with Covered Walkway to Offices
Covered Patient Drop-Off Area
Valet Parking Available
The Washington University neurologists who perform electrodiagnostic studies are all board certified, and have extensive experience in electrodiagnosis and in neuromuscular diseases.
They are available for consultation on nerve and muscle disorders, and can offer an opinion as to whether electrodiagnosis would be useful.
|Dr. Anne Connnolly and a patient during testing.
The experience and specialized training of our neurologists provide a level of quality that is often lost with diagnostic services that rely solely on interpretations by a technician, or a computer program.
Because of their expertise, they have a distinct advantage of knowing when a standard diagnostic procedure needs to be redirected for a more accurate and dependable test result for the patient.
This service provides assessment of disorders affecting nerves and muscles. It offers helpful information in the evaluation of motor and sensory nerves, nerve roots, brachial and lumbar plexi, peripheral nerve injuries and focal entrapments, neuromuscular junction, muscles, and autonomic nervous system function. Examples of some common disorders that are evaluated include carpal tunnel syndrome and sciatica.
Clinical problems of weakness, atrophy, fatigability, cramps, muscle movements, stiffness, pain, paresthesias, and numbness can be investigated by these studies. The most commonly utilized electrodiagnostic tests include, but are not limited to, nerve conduction studies (NCSs) and needle electromyography (EMG).
Electrodiagnostic studies can help establish diagnoses, as well as identify other relevant problems, define the severity and chronicity of the disorder, and/or provide information useful for recovery, prognosis, and treatment.
Indications for Electrodiagnostic Testing:
• Entrapment neuropathies including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome• Radiculopathy in the cervical and lumbar regions
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Radial nerve palsy
- Peroneal nerve palsy
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
• Brachial and lumbosacral plexopathy
• Peripheral nerve injuries
• Pain, numbness or weakness of upper or lower extremities
• Diseases of the neuromuscular junction like myasthenia gravis
• Motor neuron disease
• Autonomic neuropathy
Electrodiagnostic testing assists in distinguishing central from peripheral pathology. It can provide evidence of peripheral nerve injury when pain clinically appears to be musculoskeletal. Call (314) 362-3324 for more information on electrodiagnostic studies at Washington University.