The EMG examination is needed to precisely confirm the syndrome, which further allows to establish the best possible therapeutic and medical plan. The EMG evaluates the function and performance of the nerve, contrary to a imaging test which rather helps to visualise the nerve.
An EMG can be prescribed to patients suffering from CTS symptoms by a general practitioner or a surgeon. However, you can request this exam at our clinic without a prescription, based on your medical history and your current clinical symptoms, such as :
• Numbness in hand and fingers
• Pain during nighttime and/or during the accomplishment of certain tasks
• Weakness or loss of prehension, such that the strength in the index and middle fingers diminishes
Our medical team will assist in guiding you to the service best adapted for your needs.
A treatment option is recommended based on the severity of the pathology.
Less severe cases could be recommended to wear a wrist splint, to undergo ultrasound treatments or to follow a program of specific exercises.
More advanced cases could be recommended cortisol injections or a minor surgery to release the compression over the nerve.
In all cases, the best possible treatment option will be meticulously discussed with Dr. Fournier following the results of your EMG exam.
If you suffer from neck, back or leg pain, or if you have numbness and tingling in your hands, fingers, and feet, please contact us to determine if an EMG examination is good for you.
Each month, Dr. Fournier holds a specialty clinic.
Our goal is to rapidly dispatch you to your best possible treatment options.
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The CitéFlex private clinic is one of the first clinics specialized in consulting for neurosurgical problems in the Province of Quebec. The clinic offers you a quick access to the team of Dr. Nader, neurosurgeon, and a network of health professionals in order to diagnose and recommend the most appropriate treatment for your back and neck pain