Various nerve disorders may affect you, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, there are innovative methods of diagnosis and treatment of such nerve disorders.  Nerve conduction velocity and Electromyograms (EMG) are great ways of diagnosing a variety of nerve disorders. At New Jersey Pain, Spine & Sports Associates, Faheem Abbasi, MD, offers expert New Jersey EMG testing, evaluation, and treatments for nerve disorders. For more inquiries, call or schedule an appointment online today.

What Exactly Is EMG?

An electromyogram refers to a diagnostic tool that functions to detect the nerves that are working abnormally. When you go for an EMG test, the specialist places fine needles into your skin at specific points. The device records electrical signals generated by your muscles and produces a readout showing the electrical activity in that area. In most cases, you will also have nerve conduction velocity (NCV) tests with the EMG. The NCV involves the use of electrical currents to trigger particular nerves. At New Jersey Pain, Spine & Sports Associates, Dr. Abbasi has experience using both these techniques to examine how efficiently and quickly your nerves respond and confirm any form of nerve dysfunction.

How Do EMG Studies Function?

Electromyogram studies measure electricity. Nerves work by transmitting messages from the brain and central nervous system to the muscles and back. Some of the messages transmitted by the nerves are voluntary, while others are involuntary, but each uses a slight quantity of electricity. The EMG device measures the electrical signals to determine the nerves that are not functioning correctly and the extent of the damage.

Who Is the Right Candidate for an EMG?

You are most probably wondering why you need an EMG. The team of specialists at New Jersey Pain, Spine & Sports Associates, under the leadership of Dr. Abbasi, uses EMG tests to assess and diagnose conditions that might be causing nerve pain (neuropathy) and other bumpy symptoms. Nerve dysfunction can cause a range of debilitating symptoms, including discomfort and severe pain. You might also experience numbness, weakness, or inability to move the affected area. If you are experiencing such symptoms, including unpleasant sensations such as constant itching, tingling, and burning feeling, it is a sign that you have problems with your nerves. NCV and EMG tests effectively establish the underlying cause of the symptoms.

What Are the Diagnosable Conditions With EMG?

Electromyogram device is an advanced technology that is used to diagnose a variety of nerve-related illnesses. These include:

  • Herniated discs
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Pinched nerves (radiculopathy)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Polymyositis Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • And Myasthenia gravis

 If the tests are positive for any of these conditions, Dr. Abbasi also offers effective treatment to relieve the symptoms and restore your normal functioning.

To sum up, if you are experiencing any symptoms related to the nervous system, you should consider EMG testing. At New Jersey Pain, Spine & Sports Associates, Dr. Abbasi uses NCV and EMG testing to give accurate results on the primary cause of your condition. For more inquiries, call or schedule an appointment online today.

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Various nerve disorders may affect you, including diabetic peripheral neuropathy and carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, there are innovative methods of diagnosis and treatment of such nerve disorders.  Nerve conduction velocity and Electromyograms (EMG) are great ways of diagnosing a variety of nerve disorders. At New Jersey Pain, Spine &...