Specialties of our practice include the treatment of the following conditions:
Electrodiagnostic studies are helpful in the evaluation of weakness, numbness, pain and symptoms such as fatigue, cramps, and abnormal sensation. They are an extension of the physical examination. You may perform normal activities like eating, driving, and exercising before and after the tests. There are no lasting side effects.
During an EMG, the physician inserts a fine needle into selected muscles to record the electrical activity. The Doctor is able to hear and see how the muscles and nerves are working by the way electrical signals are moving. Needle insertion may cause temporary mild discomfort. No shocks are given. The needles are discarded after use to prevent the transmission of AIDS, hepatitis, and other infections.
For Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), small electrodes are taped on the skin and a brief electric stimulus is applied to one portion of the nerve. Nerve stimulation will cause a tingling sensation. The doctor or technologist may test several nerves during your study.
For Videonystagmography, the purpose of vestibular testing is to evaluate the function of your balance system. Testing uses video goggles placed over the eyes. VNG testing records eye movement that will provide your physician with information about your brain’s ability to coordinate balance signals, react to changes in position, and determine the function of your inner ears. Head movements are also analyzed with specific attention paid to retinal images, and accurate and reliable test results are available in a short time.