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Nerve Conduction Studies

There are some special tests that can aid in the evaluation of nerve and muscle disease.  Dr Cullen O’Gorman performs nerve conduction studies, needle electromyography (EMG) and single fiber EMG as required.

Nerve conduction studies use a small surface electrode to measure the strength and speed of signals travelling in nerves.  During needle EMGs, a needle electrode is inserted directly into muscle to record the electrical activity from the muscle.  Single fiber EMG is a special test for diseases of the neuromuscular junction that also uses a needle electrode inserted into the muscle.

These tests are often required if your doctor considers that you have symptoms of a nerve or muscle disorder, such as:

  • Tingling or burning discomfort
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness or fatiguability
  • Muscle pain or cramping
  • Shooting limb pains

Movement Disorders & Functional Neurological Disorders 

We wish to welcome you to our outpatient Movement Disorders and Functional Neurological Disorders service at Brisbane Clinical Neurosciences Centre (BCNC) and hope that your experience with us is a positive one. Our clinic will offer you a safe health care environment that emphasizes the importance of being proactive about your health.

Our goal is to work together as a team, striving to meet your healthcare needs by providing the highest-level quality care and best possible treatment outcomes. We encourage and invite your input in developing an appropriate and realistic plan of care.

Our outpatient clinics are held:

  • Every Monday (8:30 – 13:00)
  • Thursday (08:30 – 17:00) 
  • Alternate Wednesdays (13:00-1600).

We welcome your comments and suggestions at any time during your time spent with us at BCNC. Our outpatient service will strive to provide you with the most competent and compassionate care possible. We hope that your experience is a positive and rewarding one.

Again, welcome to our Movement Disorders and Functional Neurological Disorders service.