We offer onsite diagnostic testing to help determine if you have certain neurological conditions. Prompt results allows your provider to expedite treatment and manage your condition.
When your muscles are sore or weak and you don’t know why, there are a couple of tests that can help give you answers.
One is electromyography (EMG). The other is a nerve conduction study (NCS). They are often done at the same time.
Your provider can use the results of these tests to figure out whether you have a muscular problem or a nerve problem.
What Is EMG?
Your muscles move when nerve signals from the brain tell them to get to work. Electromyography measures how well your muscles respond to those signals.
If the test picks up a problem, you may be diagnosed with what is called a neuromuscular disorder.
What Is NCS?
Nerve signals are electrical impulses that travel quickly throughout your nervous system. Sometimes, problems with the electrical activity in your nerves can cause pain, tingling, or weakness in your muscles.
NCS measures how fast and how strong the electrical activity is in a nerve. The test can tell whether a nerve has been damaged.