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
- Muscle weakness or fatiguability
- Muscle pain or cramping
- Shooting limb pains
Functional Neurological Disorders