Testing of many neurological conditions involves analysing electrical signals of nerves (Nerve Conduction Studies) and muscle (EMG: Electromyography). These are useful for peripheral nerve problems.
Dr Granot specialises in a full range of neurophysiology tests to complete a thorough investigation of many neurological complaints.
Neurophysiology is the study of the function of nerves. By measuring responses and effects of nerves, the neurophysiologist can diagnose a variety of problems, including entrapment of nerves (such as carpal tunnel syndrome), where nerves are compressed by other structures, or damage of nerves (such as neuropathy due to diabetes).
By using computer-aided technology, the small responses of nerves and muscles are recorded accurately to help with diagnosis.
What will I feel during the nerve conduction test?
How long will it take?
Please remove rings and bracelets from your hands, and try to remain warm to obtain the most accurate results
What do I feel during electromyography?
Not all nerve conduction studies need EMG, so most will not experience this.
For those that need EMG, the thin size of the needle (much finer than a blood-taking needle and around the size of an acupuncture needle) means the test should not be too uncomfortable, but it may leave a small bruise and some discomfort in the muscle for a little while after the test.