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Pottsville Workers Compensation Doctor Proves Injury With Dynamic EMG Test

Can The Dynamic EMG Help My Pottsville Workers Comp Claim

The Dynamic EMG test is similar to an EKG test for your heart.  The EKG test measures electrical signals from the heart muscle as it beats.  The Dynamic EMG records electrical signals from your muscles as you move.  In this video Pottsville Workers Comp doctor explains the Dynamic EMG findings from his own injury.  You can see how the electrical signals documented muscle spasm and how those electrical signals became normal with treatment.

If the EMG signals  do not normalize with treatment, you may have a permanent and stationary injury.  Your workers comp lawyer would like to have this information.

My MRI Was Normal But I Have Back Pain

An MRI is a picture of anatomy.  And that all it is.  Think of it this way.  If I showed you a picture of two cars that just went down the street; one a shinny new one and the other one an old junker and I asked you which one ran better what would you answer?  More than likely you would say the shinny new one.  But the reality is you don’t now by just a picture.  You just can’t tell which car runs better by a picture.  That is what a MRI is, a picture that can’t tell how your back is working.  You would have to put both cars on a diagnostic car computer to find out which car runs better.

Why Does Pottsville Workers Comp Doctor Use The Dynamic EMG

The Dynamic EMG shows how your back is “running” or working.  If you have pain your back will not work right.  If you have pain you will have muscle spasms and co-contraction.  A co-contraction is a muscle that contracts to prevent a painful movement.  Neither of these findings can be faked just like you can’t fake a finding on a heart EKG.  Objective evidence, like a Dynamic EMG is important information in a disputed claim.

Pottsville Workers Comp doctor uses this test to objectify auto and workers’ compensation injuries.  This test was central to a $650,000 court decision in a Florida case for a neck injury.