Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction Studies in Kansas City
The human body is an extraordinarily intricate system of organs, muscles, tissues, nerves, and other specialized components that all interact in complex ways. That’s why pain and numbness in parts of the body may be the result of a wide range of causes, from pinched or damaged nerves to trauma, diabetic or peripheral neuropathy, muscular inflammation, and many more. It’s also why diagnosing these conditions and their causes often requires the aid of an electromyography or EMG specialist in Kansas City, who can utilize specialized nerve tests such as electromyograms (EMGs) or nerve conduction velocity studies (NCVs) to identify and begin to treat conditions that cause chronic pain, tingling, or numbness.
What is an NCV or EMG Test?
When operating correctly, your nerves send electrical signals to the muscles in your body in order to trigger reactions. Pain, numbness, or tingling—especially in your extremities—may be a result of improper nerve and muscle function. An electromyogram (EMG) or nerve conduction study (NCV) can measure these electrical signals and give an idea of whether your nerves and muscles are functioning correctly, and where the problem may lie. An EMG specialist in Kansas City can use EMG to study the electrical activity of your muscles, or an NCV to measure how your nerves send electrical signals.
These tests can help to detect and diagnose a wide range of potential problems, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis (MG), herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, peripheral nerve injuries, pinched nerves, chronic inflammatory neuropathy, and more.
These tests are usually quite brief, lasting only between 20 and 90 minutes, but can provide your EMG specialist in Kansas City with valuable information about the functioning of your nerves and muscles that can help identify problems and set you on the road to successful treatment.
Contact the Kansas City NCV / EMG Team Today!
At Blue Valley Hospital in Kansas and Missouri, our goal is to provide the very best in diagnosis and care for nerve and muscle problems of all types. That’s why our NCV/EMG specialists in Kansas City use these tests to investigate the causes of pain or numbness in order to develop an effective and comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your individual needs and symptoms. Call 913-378-1365 for more information or to set up an appointment with one of our specialists. You can also visit our Clinic at 12850 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 220, in Overland Park, Kansas.
Blue Valley Hospital is a Missouri Medicaid provider and is able to receive patients quickly for a consultation with one of our dedicated pain management specialists.