Electrodiagnosis

Electrodiagnosis measures the electrical activity in muscles and nerves helping detect the presence, location and extent of nerve and muscle disorders. For example, muscle weakness or paralysis might be due to a problem in the muscles, the nerves supplying the muscles, the spinal cord, or the area in the brain that controls the muscles.

Electrodiagnosis can help distinguish the cause of muscle weakness or spasms, pain in the arms, hands, legs, feet, numbness or tingling face.

Consisting of 2 parts:

- Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) - which measure the ability of specific nerves to transmit electrical impulses or messages to muscles.

- Electromyography (EMG) - needle electrode examinations which measure the electrical activity in muscles. This is an outpatient procedure done in our office. Patients are advised not to wear any body lotions or oils on the day of the test.