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How Do I Know if I Need an EMG/NCV?

 

Our office is by referral only, it is up to your referring physician to decide if the test is appropriate for your condition.  Your PCP may determine you need a diagnostic test or may send you to a specialist who may make the determination to send you to our office.  The list below may provide some insight into what diagnoses the test is typically associated with.

 

Diagnoses in which NCV/EMG tests are MOST useful:

Lumbar radiculopathy  

 

Nerve injuries/damage

 

Facial palsy

 

Muscular dystrophy

 

Inflammatory myopathies

 

Myasthenia gravis

 

Parsonage Turner Syndrome

 

Diagnoses in which NCV/EMG tests are LEAST useful:

 

Pain as the only symptom

Primary disorders of joints

Global fatigue

Stroke

Multiple sclerosis

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