What is a Neurologist?
A neurologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. A neurologist's educational background and medical training includes an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school,one year of internship and three years of specialized training. Many neurologists have additional training in one area of neurology such as stroke, movement disorders or nerve/muscle diseases.
Why should I use Florida NeuroHealth?
Florida NeuroHealth focuses on delivering outstanding outpatient care for the broad spectrum of neurologic disorders with an emphasis on nerve/muscle disorders, headaches, neck and back pain, Patients needing to be seen for EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies can often be seen within 1-2 days.
What is an EMG/Nerve Conduction Study?
EMG/Nerve Conduction Study
- Nerve & Muscle Electrical Studies
What To Expect:
These tests help to evaluate and treat problems related to nerves or muscles.
NCV testing measures how fast an electrical impulse travels through nerves. While resting comfortably on a table, several small electrodes will be taped to your hand and foot. A small electrical stimulator will be placed on the skin and an electrical impulse will be given. The small shock may tingle or make your muscles twitch momentarily, but this is not harmful.
An EMG is performed by inserting a tiny needle into affected muscles. Electrical signals are recorded at rest and as you slightly flex the muscle. There is some discomfort when the needle is inserted but not so much that sedatives or anesthesia is required.
You may eat regularly and take all the normal medications prior to the test. Do not apply any lotions, creams or oils that morning.
You may experience some small areas of muscle soreness, but most people have no difficulty returning to their regular daily activities. Test results will be made available to you and your referring physician on the same day.