Nerve, muscle tests pinpoint problems
r. Ronald Bingham, who practices at EMG Mississippi and
Clinics of Tennessee, specializes in Missouri.
electromyography — a test that evaluates With such a high
the health of the muscles and the nerves. demand for quality
“We see patients who have pain, weakness or nerve and muscle
numbness in the arm or leg,” says Dr. Bingham, the testing, EMG Clinics
clinic’s founder. of Tennessee prides
Dr. Bingham’s clinic primarily tests nerves and itself with its policy
muscles for irregularities. “We measure how long it for patient waiting
takes an electrical impulse to go from one point to time. “We try to
another,” he says. “Abnormal nerves conduct slowly. schedule patients so
Muscles will produce abnormal signals when they their wait time is less Dr. Ron Bingham
have been injured.” than 20 minutes,” says Dr. Bingham. “Our staff is
Conditions evaluated at the clinic include carpal very friendly. We accept patients with virtually every
tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy at the elbow, type of insurance plan and we try to make same day
peripheral neuropathy, cervical and lumbar appointments available.”
radiculopathy, individual nerve injuries, and any EMG Clinics of Tennessee has technicians
problem that involves pain, weakness or numbness in certified by the American Association of
the upper or lower limbs Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AAET) to help
“We perform a full and complete evaluation, perform the nerve conduction testing.
whether it is a nerve or muscle problem,” says Dr. “We are one of few clinics in Tennessee to employ
Bingham. “We then report the findings directly back certified nerve conduction technologists,” Dr.
to the referring physician. Although we may help the Bingham says.
referring physician with treatment options and Complementing the certified, professional staff is
diagnosis, we are primarily a diagnostic clinic and do state-of-the art equipment. “Computers have
not treat the patients who are sent for testing.” revolutionized testing,” says Dr. Bingham. “We used
The clinic receives referrals from more than 300 to do a lot of things manually, but computers help
physicians throughout West Tennessee. “Area make measurements of nerve function quickly and
physicians depend on EMG Clinics for reliable and accurately. We can better determine what’s wrong.”
quick results to assist them in the treatment of their The equipment is also mobile. “Our equipment
patients,” he says. used to be the size of a washing machine,” Dr.
With its main site in Jackson, EMG Clinics of Bingham explains. Now, all the instrumentation
Tennessee also has locations in Dyersburg, Paris, plugs directly into a laptop sitting on a rolling desk
Savannah, Union City, Lexington, Parsons, Selmer that can be taken anywhere.
Bartlett, and Southaven, Mississippi, and regularly Dr. Bingham often has immediate access to test
sees patients from as far away as Kentucky, results while the patient is still in the clinic.