6th Edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment indicates that "At present, only the needle EMG is considered diagnostic of radiculopathy." (pg. 580)
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In today's ever changing healthcare landscape, it is necessary to increase your skill set and become a better diagnostician as well as physician in order to thrive and not just survive.
Why not increase your clinical skills and patient referrals by learning electrodiagnostic testing? Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) and needle Electromyography (EMG) are the gold standard and there are few practitioners who are proficient at both performing and interpreting these studies.
If you're a physician who performs independent medical examinations (IMEs), treats patients under personal injury, or is involved in permanent impairment ratings, then you must remember that the 6th Edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment indicates that "At present, only the needle EMG is considered diagnostic of radiculopathy."
How many times have you seen a patient who has been misdiagnosed with a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) when they actually had was a double crush injury? How many times have you had a patient that ends up having a intervertebral disc issue, which is masquerading as something else?
What can I do?
1. Get trained in performing the studies
2. Learn how to interpret the results
3. Increase your patient referrals