As part of AOCC’s commitment to our patients and their overall care we perform EMG Nerve Conduction studies to help diagnose or rule out nerve and muscle disorders.
A nerve conduction study,
What is a nerve conduction velocity test? A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test — also called a nerve conduction study (NCS) — measures how fast an electrical impulse moves through your nerve. NCV can identify nerve damage. [hopkinsmedicine.org]
NCV is often used along with an EMG to tell the difference between a nerve disorder and a muscle disorder. NCV detects a problem with the nerve, whereas an EMG detects whether the muscle is working properly in response to the nerve’s stimulus. [hopkinsmedicine.org]
EMG, uses surface electrodes — electrodes taped to the skin — to measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points.
Your doctor may order an EMG if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a nerve or muscle disorder. Such symptoms may include:
EMG results are often necessary to help diagnose or rule out a number of conditions:
Dave DuMond, PT, DPT, ECS
Founder and President at Carolina EMG Specialists
Dave DuMond, PhD, PT comes in once a week to perform these studies. This is just another way AOCC provides a wide range of services for the benefit of our patients and their overall treatment.
Dave DuMond provides traditional electro-diagnostic testing on-site for AOCC
and other physician clinics as well as private physical therapy practices, rehabilitation facilities and self-insured employers.