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Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing (NCV)

The nerve conduction velocity test is used to determine nerve functions and identify possible injuries. It can stimulate the nerve and record functionality by uncovering the time for the stimulation to reach another electrode. This allows the doctor to detect a true nerve disorder, such as neuropathy or a nerve injury like carpal tunnel syndrome.

Electromyography (EMG) can be carried out together with the NCV. If there is unexplained muscle weakness, the EMG can record muscle function by making a note of electrical activity produced by active muscles. It can detect abnormal electrical activity of the muscle and identify damage or inflammation.

It can spot diseases that damage muscle tissues, nerves, or junctions between nerves and muscles. These disorders may include a herniated disc, amyotrophic later sclerosis, or myasthenia gravis.

Likewise, it singles out the cause of weakness, paralysis, or muscle twitching. However, EMG does not reveal brain or spinal cord diseases. These tests are solely conducted to distinguish problems in the muscles or nerves. They enable physicians to diagnose and cure these problems properly.

To find out more and speak with one of Premier Health Center’s licensed physical therapist, please fill out the form to the right or call us at 201-968-0303.

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