San Leandro Electrodiagnosis EMG/NCS
Pain conditions all involve interactions with the nervous system, which relays pain signals to the brain. In some cases, the nerves are the source of pain, relaying pain messages that are incorrectly interpreted in the brain. Diagnosing nerve pain conditions can be very complex and requires advanced medical technology for pinpointing the nerves affected. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute in San Leandro, Electrodiagnosis EMG/NCS are some of the cutting-edge diagnostic tools we use at our Bay Area pain management facilities.
What Is Electrodiagnosis?
Nerves send electrical pulses to muscles and other tissues. To determine the effectiveness of the nerve function, electrical pulses can be measured or studied. Electrodiagnostic testing is used when evaluating pain conditions that can be affected by nerve function, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle dysfunction and limb pain. Electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) are used to gauge electrical activity in the muscles and nerves as part of some diagnostic processes.
Electromyogram (EMG) – When muscle dysfunction related to nerve signals is suspected, an EMG can be performed. This test measures the electrical activity in the muscle at rest and when contracted. This information can help determine muscle function and the underlying condition.
Nerve conduction studies (NCS) – Nerve conduction studies are an effective tool to determine if a nerve is functioning correctly. NCS sends an electrical signal through the nerve to evaluate the response in comparison to a control nerve.
Both electromyography and NCS are effective diagnostic tools that can identify dysfunction in muscles or nerves. These tests are valuable for determining the source of pain or debilitation, which contributes to choosing the best options for treatment. Our pain management team is experienced with using electrodiagnosis as one of our many tests and tools for accurate diagnosis of physical impairments or pain conditions.
If you want to overcome chronic pain or physical disabilities, you need an accurate diagnosis. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer cutting-edge medical technology and techniques for diagnosing nerve and muscle conditions. We offer electrodiagnosis with EMS and NCS at our medical centers, including our location in San Leandro, CA. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.