High Tech Diagnostic Modalities
Offering in-office diagnostic modalities that can quickly identify pathology and provide the necessary information to proceed with a comprehensive treatment strategy.
Electrodiagnostic Nerve Studies (EMG/NCS)
Nerve studies are used to quickly identify nerve pathology and entrapment syndromes as can be seen in carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck or back) and peripheral neuropathy.
The test utilizes a stimulator to run small electrical currents thought specific nerves which are then measured for their strength (amplitude) and velocity. It also utilizes a tiny needle that is inserted into selected muscles to measure the activity of the muscle and the nerves that innervate that muscle.
Ultrasound can be used in the office to quickly identify any tears in tendons and ligaments, swelling of tissue, entrapment of nerves and other tissue abnormalities. There is no radiation or other exposure during the exam thus making this a safe and desirable exam.