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    A nerve conduction velocity or NCV test checks whether your peripheral nerves are performing properly. An electromyography procedure or EMG testing measures if your muscles are receiving nerve signals. The appropriate test helps your doctor make a diagnosis or rule out other conditions. A nerve conduction test is non-invasive, while an EMG test is minimally invasive. Find out the cause of your nerve pain at Pain Management NYC, a leading pain management clinic serving NY and NJ. Call today to schedule an appointment.

    What Are NCV and EMG Nerve Tests?

    Nerve conduction testing (NCV) and electromyography (EMG) tests are diagnostic tests that measure the electrical activity of your muscles and nerves. They help diagnose or rule out various conditions that are causing you pain, such as peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy and diabetic neuropathy. NCV and EMG tests also guide your doctor’s treatment plan, as well as monitor your healing progress.

    At Pain Management NYC in New York and New Jersey, NCV and EMG tests are performed by Dr. Dmitriy Dvoskin and Dr. Mark Cohen, board-certified PM&R and Neuroloigy specialists. They have extensive clinical experience and training in painful nerve disorders. This medical practice uses the state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure accurate and comfortable testing. Given your test results, they provide personalized, comprehensive care for your pain or nerve disorder.

    How Does an NCV Test Work?

    A nerve conduction velocity test works by stimulating a nerve with a mild electrical impulse delivered by electrodes attached to your skin. One electrode sends the impulse, and another one records it. The test measures the speed and amplitude of the nerve signal as it travels from one electrode to the other. The distance between the electrodes and the time it takes for the signal to travel are used to calculate the nerve conduction velocity.

    This non-invasive test measures the functionality of your peripheral nerves. Your peripheral nerves are the ones that run outside your brain and spinal cord to your muscles and sensory organs. Nerve conduction testing helps diagnose or rule out various conditions that affect your nerves, such as:

    What Else Can NCV and EMG Tests Help Diagnose or Rule Out?

    Your doctor may recommend NCV testing and EMG testing when you have symptoms of a muscle or nerve disorder. These tests may reveal the cause and extent of your condition. The doctors and staff at Pain Management NYC run the tests to learn the nature of your painful symptoms before prescribing treatment.

    NCV and EMG tests detect common muscle and nerve disorders — even between those that present similar symptoms. Some of the disorders an electromyography procedure or nerve conduction testing can help identify include:

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