Nerve Conduction Study & Electromyography
Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). Motor neurons transmit electrical signals that cause muscles to contract. An EMG translates these signals into graphs, sounds or numerical values that a specialist interprets. An EMG uses tiny devices called electrodes to transmit or detect electrical signals. During a needle EMG, a needle electrode inserted directly into a muscle records the electrical activity in that muscle. A nerve conduction study, another part of an EMG, uses electrodes taped to the skin (surfaceelectrodes) to measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points.
EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.
The examples of such disorders include nerve disorders (neuropathies) such as in diabetes, traumatic nerve injuries, carpel tunnel syndrome and nerve root compression at the spine due to arthritis.
Cleveland: Redlands Specialist Centre
To make an appointment or referral:
Ph: (07) 3193 5413
Fax: (07) 3821 7044
19/16 Weippin Street, Cleveland QLD 4163