An EMG/NCV clinic is held on rotating Mondays each month at Crawford County Memorial Hospital.
Electromyography (EMG) is a test of a muscle’s electrical activity. This particular test is used to measure how a muscle responds to signals from the motor nerves responsible for muscle movement. An EMG can be ordered when patients have symptoms such as muscle weakness or stiffness.
A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test provides an additional tool for making a diagnosis when primary symptoms involve pain, numbness and tingling, rather than just muscle weakness
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an example of a diagnosis that can be achieved through EMG/NCV testing.
|Marvin M. Hurd, MD|