Electrodiagnostic Testing (NCV/EMG Studies)

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Electrodiagnostic Testing in California

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Find Relief from Persistent Back Pain and Muscle Weakness

If you’re grappling with persistent back pain or muscle issues, our Los Angeles, CA specialists are here to assist. Using nerve conduction velocity (NCV) testing and electromyography (EMG), we can pinpoint the root of your discomfort, allowing us to tailor treatments specifically for you, ensuring timely relief.

Diving Deep into Electrodiagnostic Testing (NCV/EMG)

What is Electrodiagnostic Testing?

Electrodiagnostic testing, also known as NCV/EMG studies, is an advanced imaging technique. It’s designed to detect issues like nerve damage or muscle atrophy by capturing your body’s muscle electrical signals. These signals are then transformed into visual images, offering doctors a clear picture of potential problems.

What Happens During the Test?

For the NCV/EMG studies, sensors are placed on areas like your neck or shoulders, close to the muscles in question. These sensors detect muscle electrical impulses, which are then analyzed by a computer. The resulting images provide doctors with invaluable insights to make accurate diagnoses.

Why Opt for NCV/EMG?

This testing is crucial for diagnosing neuromuscular issues such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pinched nerves
  • Symptoms like tingling, numbness, and pain
  • Spinal cord problems
  • Muscle stiffness or weakness in the neck, arms, or legs
  • Unusual sensations in limbs
  • Walking pattern irregularities

Benefits of NCV/EMG Testing

  • Precise diagnosis
  • Early identification of conditions, preventing them from worsening
  • Pinpointing the exact muscle areas affected, leading to tailored treatments and quicker patient recovery.