MIPM treats disorders of the nerves, muscles, and spinal joints, as well as bones and ligaments. When one of these areas malfunction, she may have difficulty diagnosing the problem just on the basis of knowledge obtained by a medical history and physical examination. In that case, she may order one or more neurological tests. These tests are generally painless, and they will help her help you get better. These tests collectively are called neurodiagnostic tests.
Electromyography (EMG) Nerve Fibers
When muscles or nerve fibers in the arms, legs or near the spine are damaged, the extent of the damage can be determined by a two-part test, called the EMG. This test uses a machine called the electromyogram. The first portion of this test is called the nerve conduction velocity (NCV) determination. During this procedure, our doctors apply electrodes, which are small gel pads, to the muscle or nerve being examined. Then, using a stimulating probe, sends a tiny flow of electrical current into the nerve or muscle, which causes a measurable and predictable reaction that is transmitted by the electrodes to the EMG machine. The EMG machine measures and records this reaction, as well as the amount of response time. This data is valuable in diagnosing various neuromuscular problems. The tiny amount of current used in this test will not injure the nerve or muscle tissue, and it may cause a slight uncomfortable feeling, similar to a mild “crazy bone” sensation.
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MIPM treats disorders of the nerves, muscles, spinal joints and nearby bones and ligaments. That is why he may order one or more neurological tests are needed. Submit your information , and we’ll get back to you.
Electromyography (EMG) Determination of Muscle Action
The second portion of the EMG test is called determination of muscle action. In this procedure, our Doctor inserts into the muscle a small, Teflon-coated, needle-shaped electrode. The patient experiences a sensation like a mosquito bite or a mild pinch. A tiny amount of current is detected in the muscle, and the EMG measures and records the reaction on the machine. The EMG computer generates a photograph of the results
Mechanical traction therapy decompresses the spine along the back and the neck. This reduces pressure and gives more space for your nerves.
Please contact our office, for consultation to determine if you require such an advanced specialty diagnostic test, or ask you family doctor or specialist for a referral for this examination, and results would be forwarded to that provider for evaluation.