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Hunt Regional Healthcare's board-certified Neurology and Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine specialists offer comprehensive care for diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. They address various neurological conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Parkinson’s disease, along with symptoms like uncontrolled headaches, memory loss, imbalance, numbness, and pain. Electromyography (EMG) assessments, conducted by one of the specialists, can help evaluate muscle and nerve cell health, revealing potential dysfunctions or issues with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.
Emphasizing patient education and communication, these specialists collaborate with patients in their healthcare journey, providing detailed explanations and transparent insights into diagnosis and treatment options.
Consultation with a primary care provider is advised to determine if a referral to the clinic aligns with the specific condition.

Services

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Concussion management
  • Dementia
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Epilepsy
  • Guillain–Barré syndrome
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Infusion therapy (IVIG, migraine)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Seizures
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tremors
  • Vertigo
  • And more neurological conditions

Electromyography (EMG) is a neurodiagnostic test to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.

Motor neurons transmit electrical signals that cause muscles to contract. An EMG uses tiny devices called electrodes to translate these signals into graphs, sounds or numerical values that are then interpreted by a specialist.

During a needle EMG, a needle electrode inserted directly into a muscle records the electrical activity in that muscle.

A nerve conduction study, another part of an EMG, uses electrode stickers applied to the skin (surface electrodes) to measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points.

Your doctor may order an EMG if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a nerve or muscle disorder. Such symptoms may include:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle pain or cramping
  • Certain types of limb pain

EMG results are often necessary to help diagnose or rule out a number of conditions such as:

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  • Muscle disorders, such as muscular dystrophy or polymyositis
  • Diseases affecting the connection between the nerve and the muscle, such as myasthenia gravis
  • Disorders of nerves outside the spinal cord (peripheral nerves), such as carpal tunnel syndrome or peripheral neuropathies
  • Disorders that affect the motor neurons in the brain or spinal cord, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or polio
  • Disorders that affect the nerve root, such as a herniated disk in the spine

Locations

  • Hunt Regional Specialists Infectious Disease
    • 4211 Joe Ramsey Blvd E Suite 100, Greenville, TX 75401
    • 903.408.7730