The nervous system involves everything your body does, from regulating breathing to controlling temperature. Our nerves are everywhere, meaning that muscle injury or disease can result in nerve damage and cause chronic pain. This damage is characterized by an inability to sense pain, lightheadedness, weakness, muscle atrophy, pain sensitivity and numbness.
While nerve pain and nerve damage can be mild, the effects of the damage can have severe consequences that affect daily life. Diagnosing nerve damage apart from muscle injury and disease can be tricky, but Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) are structured to look for injury and disease of muscle as it relates to the nerves.
Normally, muscles receive steady impulses from healthy nerves, which then broadcast their own healthy signals. An electrodiagnostic analysis will monitor these signals, looking for signs of irregularity or muscle and nerve damage. It is a non-invasive procedure, including only a needle used to insert electrodes in the pain induced areas along with mild electric pulses sent along the course of a nerve in a limb to monitor pain signals.
An exceptionally safe procedure, there is little to no discomfort and no after effects. If you, a friend, or family member is suffering from chronic pain, call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with a member of the Advanced Wellness team.