EMG/NCV testing is used to diagnose disorders of the nerves and muscles, testing for neuropathies, carpel tunnel syndrome, sciatica, neck and spine conditions. It is a function test for the nerves and muscles, and complements the clinical exam as well as imaging studies, e.g. MRI.
During the NCV portion of the test, nerves are tested by electrical impulses. These are usually well tolerated and have no side effects. The muscles are then tested during the EMG portion of the test. A tiny pin is inserted into relevant muscles and activity recorded. Care is taken to perform testing as comfortably as possible, including the use of a skin spray.
EMG/NCV is performed at several of our offices at Orlin & Cohen. All testing is personally performed by Imran Wahedna, M.D., who is a fellowship-trained and triple board certified (neurology, neuromuscular medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine) neurologist/neurophysiologist. He also holds fellowship titles with the American College of Physicians (FACP) and the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (FAANEM). He has been in practice and teaching for 20 years and has performed more than 17,000 studies. Therefore, the quality of the EMG/NCV studies done at our offices is of the highest standard and holds their relevance in referrals to other physicians.
The test is available to our patients at our offices in Lynbrook, Garden City, Woodbury and Smithtown. For more information or to schedule an appointment at one of our locations, please call 516-536-2800.
1101 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY
444 Merrick Road
Floor 2 and Floor 3
45 Crossways Park Drive