Autonomic EMG Lab
Electromyography can help detect abnormalities in muscles and nerve cells
The EMG Lab at Hennepin Healthcare has received Accreditation with Exemplary Status by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine. It is located by the Neurology Clinic.
An EMG (electromyography) can help detect abnormalities in muscles and nerve cells that control them. An EMG may consist of a nerve conduction study. Hennepin Healthcare's Botulinum Toxin Program treats neurological problems such as migraines and has uses as a treatment for certain muscular disorders. Our EMG lab is the only location in the Twin Cities that offers autonomic testing which is a non-invasive series of procedures that help identify dysfunction in the autonomic system, which controls involuntary functions like heart rate or blood pressure.
EMG or electromyogram is a diagnostic test for peripheral nerve injuries, neuromuscular disorders, and muscle diseases. It provides electrical evidence for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, myopathy, ulnar neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, peripheral neuropathy, Guillian Barre Syndrome (GBS), peroneal neuropathy (foot drop), radial nerve palsy (wrist drop), Bell's palsy, radiculopathy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
Botulinum Toxin Treatments
Botulinum Toxin (trademarked Botox®) procedures treat disorders such as chronic migraines, spasticity, cervical dystonia or spasmodic torticollis, strabismus, laryngeal spasm or voice disorders, hemifacial spasm, bruxism, hyperhidrosis, blepharospasm, and sialorrhea.
Our EMG lab is the only location in the Twin Cities that offers autonomic testing which is a non-invasive series of procedures that help identify dysfunction in the autonomic system, which controls involuntary functions like heart rate or blood pressure. Common indications are dizziness/nausea, fatigue, GI problems, temperature intolerance, diabetes, limb pain, numbness, hypotension, weakness, sweating alteration, light sensitivity, incontinence, tachycardia, and exercise intolerance. it helps differentiate between specific syndromes, treatable disorders, and conditions that warrant further investigation.
View the autonomic testing video featuring Dr. Loavenbruck (YouTube).