Electrodiagnostic Medicine Specialist

Gables Neurology

Andrew M. Lerman, MD

Adult Neurology & Epilepsy Specialist located in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL

Communication problems between your muscles and nerves affect normal function. Electrodiagnostic medicine is a medical subspecialty that uses innovative techniques to diagnose and treat problems that affect your neurological, neuromuscular, and muscular systems. Gables Neurology in Miami, Florida, is a state-of-the-art neurology practice specializing in electrodiagnostic medicine. Andrew Lerman, MD and the team offers in-home and in-office electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring to diagnose and treat seizure disorders. For comprehensive care, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Electrodiagnostic Medicine Q & A

What is electrodiagnostic medicine?

Electrodiagnostic medicine is a medical subspecialty that uses special tools to diagnose, evaluate, and treat problems that involve the nervous, neuromuscular, or muscular systems.

Proper muscle movement depends on electrical signals from your nerves. If your nerves or muscles aren’t working the way they should, it may be a sign that your nerves aren’t sending the right information, or your muscles are misinterpreting the signals. 

At Gables Neurology, the team uses innovative diagnostic tools to find the source of the problem to get an accurate diagnosis for an effective treatment plan. 

What are electrodiagnostic medicine tools?

The electrodiagnostic medicine tools at Gables Neurology include the electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction study (NCS).


During an EMG, Dr. Lerman evaluates how well your muscles respond to nerve signals. 


With the NCS, Dr. Lerman measures the speed and strength of the electrical signal as it travels through the nerve.

When coming in for electrodiagnostic medicine at Gables Neurology, the team may perform both an EMG and NCS to confirm or rule out a neurologic, neuromuscular, or muscular condition.

Electrodiagnostic medicine testing may take up to an hour and typically requires no downtime afterward. 

What can electrodiagnostic medicine diagnose?

Electrodiagnostic medicine diagnoses many common conditions. The testing also assesses the severity of the nerve or muscle damage to determine the best treatment.  

Conditions that benefit from electrodiagnostic medicine for a formal diagnosis include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diabetes neuropathies
  • Brachial plexus injury and neuropathies
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIPD)
  • Myelitis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve plexus injury
  • Neuromyelitis optica
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Spinal cord injury

If you have or suspect you have a nerve or muscle condition, Gables Neurology can perform the testing you need to confirm or rule out your suspicions.

What is an electroencephalogram (EEG)?

An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures electrical activity in your brain. At Gables Neurology, the team offers prolonged continuous video EEG monitoring both in-home and in-office to diagnose and treat seizure disorders and epilepsy. 

To learn more about electrodiagnostic medicine at Gables Neurology, and how it may benefit you, call the office or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool today.