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Diagnostic Testing

Nerve/Muscle Studies

Many complicated conditions prompt the need for diagnostic testing.  A Nerve Conduction Study, or NCV, can be completed to determine the health of the nerves just as a Electromyography, or EMG, is used to determine the health of muscles.

 

Some of the most common symptoms for testing include:

  

  • A determination of nerve irritation or damage is suspected and objective substantiation and documentation is needed.

  • Continued non-resolving and unexplainable pain in limb, weakness, disturbance in skin sensation, numbness, tingling, and/or loss of sensation.

  • Subjective complaints are evident, objective findings not supportive.

  • X-Rays, CT, or MRI are negative, yet neurological symptoms persist.

  • Burning, pins and needles feelings in arms and legs.

  • No response to therapy, symptoms continue.

  • Acute or chronic neck and back pain.

  • Walking and balance problems, unsteadiness.

  • Difficulty with fine finger and hand movements.

  • Non-resolving radicular pain.

Subjective nerve damage associated with a patient’s injury or complaint can be successfully diagnosed with an objective study. Many complicated symptoms require the need for an in-depth and accurate diagnostic examination that only the NCV and EMG test provides.