EMG/NERVE CONDUCTION STUDY
Many patients deal with pain, numbness, and/or weakness in their arms and legs.
These symptoms are frequently related to nerve irritation or compression.
Occasionally, patients may even have some degree of nerve damage. Optimal treatment often depends on the physician having an accurate diagnosis of symptoms.
If warranted, our physicians may recommend that some patients have a nerve test in hopes of pinpointing the exact source of pain, numbness, or weakness.
The examination is performed in our office so patients do not have to travel to a hospital for testing. The test is commonly utilized to diagnose such conditions as carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and pinched nerves in the neck or back resulting in arm/leg pain.
During the examination, a brief electrical signal will be utilized to test specific nerves. It will feel like a mild shocking sensation, usually well tolerated by the patient. In some cases, certain muscles in the arms, legs, neck, or low back may need to be tested.
Proper attire is recommended. Patients are encouraged not to utilize any oils or lotion on the day of testing.
For more details, please contact our office.