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Electrodiagnostic Medicine

There are many terms for an electromyography, or EMG study. EMG involves testing the electrical activity of muscles. Often, EMG testing is combined with a nerve conduction study, which measures the conducting function of nerves.

Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine is fortunate to an expert electromyographer on our medical staff. Dr. Glen Harper is certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and has been performing EMGs for 20 years. Between his individual practices and positions training residents, Dr. Harper has done over 2000 EMG studies, without ever encountering a complication! Dr. Harper has served as an Oral Examiner for the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine for many years.

Along with doing an accurate study, Dr. Harper emphasizes reducing the “discomfort” of the study as much as possible. Often they have patients who say that the study “wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected!” Diagnoses for which PRM does these studies range from carpal tunnel syndrome to radiculopathy, and peripheral neuropathy to myasthenia gravis. Dr. Harper performs EMG and nerve conduction studies not only for patients of Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine, but also for other physicians in the greater Washington, DC region. Referring physicians are provided with detailed clinical reports and recommendations. See the two examples for more information.

Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine accepts insurance payments for EMG studies.

For more information about EMG/NC studies, please contact the office at 301.656.0220, or email Dr. Harper at


7830 Old Georgetown Rd · Suite C-15 · Bethesda, MD  20814-2432 · USA
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