Browsing articles from "May, 2013"

Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction (EMG/NCV)

This is a two-part procedure done as a diagnostic tool for various nerve and muscle disorders. Common indications to do this test include neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy (neck pain), lumbar radiculopathy (back pain), myopathy (muscle weakness), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, etc. This test comes with a little discomfort (depending on one’s pain tolerance) due to the fact we uses very low dose of electrical stimulation to ascertain the function and status of the nerves being tested and a small, thin needle to determine the degree of pathology involving the muscles, including acuteness and chronicity of the condition. It also helps diagnose the underlying condition/s affecting the muscles and or nerves.

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

This is an in office procedure which consists of applying electrodes on a patient’s scalp to record brain activity. This is commonly done to look for seizure activity. This is a painless procedure. The entire procedure lasts from 45 minutes or more.