Are you suffering from muscular weakness, tingling, and numbness? At Brooklyn Injury Doctors, we are the leading chiropractic clinic for neurodiagnostic testing in New York City. We offer quite a few treatment options, which also include a natural solution for managing tingling, muscle weakness, and numbness.
It is essential to understand the nature of your numbness, tingling, and muscular weakness to help relieve the issue, if not manage it more appropriately with chiropractic care.
Why is Electrodiagnostics So Important?
An electrical engineer will tell you that the human body is a lot like an electrical generator. It has a series of nerves and muscles that send electrical signals to convey messages to and from the brain.
If there is nerve damage or muscular damage, it can impede or stop the signals from traveling. That’s why if you have weakness, pain, or feel numb in your limbs, back, or neck, it is essential to measure the electrical activity in those affected areas so that a proper or more accurate diagnosis is made
The way electrodiagnostic testing works is to measure the speed and strength at which the electrical impulses are traveling between the muscles and nerves. If the muscle or nerve is damaged, the signal strength will be weaker.
Generally speaking, there are two types of electrodiagnostic testing, which are both conducted during the very same diagnostic session:
- NCS or NCV – Referred to as Nerve conduction velocity or nerve conduction studies, respectively, these work by attaching flat electrodes to the skin on the affected area. Then small electrical pulses are sent to the nerve, during which the electrical activity is recorded from the area. Depending on the issue, several nerves will probably need to be tested.
- Electromyography (EMG) is mainly the testing of muscle function, which is done by inserting a thin needle-like probe into the muscle tissue to mainly evaluate how well the connection between the nerve and muscles is working.
Electrodiagnostics is also used to evaluate conditions like carpal tunnel, myopathies, radiculopathies, and various others.
How Long Does Electromyography (EMG) Take?
The time an EMG takes can vary from just fifteen minutes on the low end to a few hours. However, what is essential is that the testing is done in a safe and sterile environment. The test duration will mainly depend on the number of nerves and muscles that need to be tested. However, patients that pay us a visit for testing are advised not to wear lotion on their skin since it can interfere with the functioning of the probes and thus the data gathered.
What Can You Expect From the EMG Results?
You can expect to return to work soon after the testing. It will not in any way affect your daily life. However, the information that’s obtained from the diagnostic tool is beneficial in determining a practical approach to treating your condition.
Call Brooklyn Injury Doctors To Schedule Your Appointment
You can call us at any time to schedule an Electromyography (EMG). Our team will also be more than happy to guide you through the process.