The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is America’s leading advocate for patients with muscle and nerve diseases. It is key that patients receive the right diagnosis in a timely manner. AANEM educates the public on the importance of quality electrodiagnostic (EDX) studies and supports neuromuscular healthcare professionals.
What Exactly are Muscles and Nerves?
About Muscle and Nerve Disorders
How are Muscle and Nerve Disorders Diagnosed?
To determine whether your nerves and muscles are working properly, your doctor may recommend you have EDX testing, which may include a nerve conduction study (NCS) and a needle electromyography (EMG) test. Other tests may include imaging, genetic testing, biopsies, biochemical tests, and strength testing. The results of the tests help your doctor diagnose your condition and determine the best treatment.