EMG / NCS Studies
Dr. David M. HIrsch, D.O is a Fellow in Electrodiagnostic Medicine. The Electrodiagnostic Lab at the South Texas Spinal Clinic is one of only two accredited labs in San Antonio and is one of ten in Texas.
An Electrodiagnostic Medicine consultant undergoes specialized training in nerve and muscle testing that maximizes the ability to consider appropriate differential diagnoses.
A doctor’s designation as an American Board of Electrodiagnostic medicine (ABEM) Fellow demonstrates he has obtained specific training and passed a comprehensive written, oral, and waveform identification examination in the evaluation of disorders of the neuromuscular system.
the AANEM laboratory accreditation indicates his lab has achieved the highest level of quality, performance, and integrity based on professional standards. Accreditation provides labs specializing in EMGs with a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate, and improve the quality of care provided to their patients.
The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine’s policy is that an appropriately trained doctor should do all needle EMG testing.