Nerve Conduction Studies are performed by the staff at Neurological Care Center under the direct supervision of Dr. Rosa Bell. The purpose of these studies is to identify peripheral nerve damage and establish the precise location of the problem. In addition, to differentiate between peripheral nerve disease and muscular injury. To perform this testing, EMG (Electromyogram) technology is utilized. Small, patch-like sensors (electrodes) are applied to the skin at specific locations to measure the electrical activity of particular peripheral nerves—that is, nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. By stimulating a nerve at one site and then recording the time it takes for the nerve impulse to travel to a second point, EMG is able to measure the velocity of nerve conduction. The detection of slowed conduction velocity with EMG indicates possible nerve disease or trauma.
Muscle and nerve disorders or injury, Muscle Disease, and other degenerative nerve conditions such as Sciatica, ALS, Nerve Damage, and Neuro Muscular Diseases can be properly diagnosed and assessed using EMG Technology.