Nerve conduction velocity studies and electromyography (EMG) assist our providers in making a very specific diagnosis if our patients have (or are suspected of having) neurologic deficits, including radiating pain, numbness or tingling.
Why it is used
NCV/EMGs are ordered for nerve entrapments, neuropathies, including carpal tunnel, generalized nerve diseases known as polyneuropathy and any sort of trauma-related nerve injury.
It is also very effective in diagnosing and allowing us to better treat sciatica, a pinched nerve at the level of the spine, as compared with peripheral nerve injuries away from the spine, such as carpal tunnel.
Determining nerve and muscle disorders
Primary muscle diseases include, but are not limited to:
- Muscular dystrophy
- Alcoholic myopathies
Getting the test
If you are experiencing numbness, tingling, weakness or radiating pain, this test might be a useful resource for our staff to better treat your symptoms by identifying the cause and root of the pain.