Electrodiagnostic testing evaluates and measures patients who have damage to their peripheral and central neurologic, neuromuscular junction and motor systems. If your patients are in pain and experiencing limb numbness, pain, and tingling or generalized muscle weakness or spinal pain syndromes, Dr. Resnick’s electrodiagnostic consultative services on Long Island is here to help. Dr. Resnick offers consultative expertise, with specialized training, will make sure your patients feel comfortable while receiving an accurate diagnosis. The goal is to make sure your patients get these procedures done entirely and as painless as possible so they can be directed down the appropriate care pathways for their diagnoses.
Dr. Resnick’s electrodiagnostic consultative services on Long Island provide a wide variety of services to help with your patient’s individual needs. The two most common examinations that are done are nerve conduction velocity studies and electromyography, or EMG testing. Nerve conduction velocity studies and EMG are sister procedures and should always be run together based on patient tolerance.
How are they done?
The nerve conduction velocity test consists of acquiring electrical recordings from pickup electrodes affixed to the skin along nerve pathways. Nerves are gently stimulated with a small amount of electric current by a hand-held surface probe at various sites the nerves course in the limbs. Signals are captured with an amplification system, and calculations of response size, timing, and speed of conduction are measured. Signal deficits can be captured along the nerve pathways leading to a variety of specific diagnoses related to nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle transmission problems. An Electromyography or EMG test involves putting small, thin needles into the muscle to record the electrical activity or electrical noise the muscles make. It will help discern if the muscles are functioning normally. Testing helps localize pathway problems. You may recommend your patient to our electrodiagnostic consultative services on Long Island if they have carpal tunnels syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, ulnar nerve entrapment, or cervical or lumbar radiculopathy to name a few.
Contact Dr. Resnick’s electrodiagnostic consultative services on Long Island today to see what the best test would be for your patient!