(Jackson, Tennessee….July 27, 2012…..) West Tennessee Neuroscience has received Laboratory Accreditation status from the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). The AANEM is the premier physician’s organization overseeing the performance of electrodiagnostic studies such as electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS). These tests are often done to investigate diseases of the peripheral nerves or muscles. Symptoms of such diseases can include numbness and tingling sensations, weakness, difficulty walking and balance problems among others. Dr. Christopher Mitchell is the laboratory’s medical director. Drs. Thomas Head, Michael Brueggeman and Lee Murray also perform and interpret EMG/NCS in the laboratory.
“We are excited to receive AANEM Laboratory Accreditation status,” explained Dr. Mitchell. “West Tennessee Neuroscience is one of only three labs in the state to receive this accreditation. Drs. Head, Murray and myself have undergone extensive fellowship training in neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnostic medicine. Dr. Brueggeman has decades of clinical experience in this area. This expertise allows us to provide sophisticated nerve and muscle testing in order to diagnose any neuromuscular condition. In contrast to other labs in our area, we are also skilled in the management and care of virtually any neuromuscular disorder from simple conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome to complex cases such as muscular dystrophy, peripheral neuropathy, myasthenia gravis and ALS ( Lou Gehrig’s disease).”
AANEM is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and electrodiagnostic medicine. For more information about AANEM, or to learn more about laboratory accreditation visit www.aanem.org. For more information about West Tennessee Neuroscience call 731-427-2877 or 1-800-727-8017 or visit wth.org.
Copyright © 2012 JacksonsNewsTalk.com. All Rights Reserved.