Nerve Conduction Studies / EMG

As a recognized expert in orthopaedic care, Flagstaff Bone & Joint is committed to providing patients with access to the latest treatments and advanced techniques, such as electrodiagnostic testing. The knowledgeable physiatrists of Flagstaff Bone & Joint is trained and experienced in diagnosing, evaluating, and treating physical discomforts due to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

Whether you have radiating neck pain, back discomfort, physical numbness and weakness, muscle fatigue, or muscle cramping, our experts provide conservative methods and techniques for restoring your health and function.

In order to discover the source of your nerve and muscle pain, our doctor will perform an electrodiagnostic consultation that consists of a two-part test. The results of the tests will show how well signals travel along a nerve and will help find the cause of abnormal nerve function. 

Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) are tests that measure muscle and nerve function. These tests are always done together, as a two-part test with the NCS performed first. During the NCS, small electrodes will be placed on your skin and mild electrical currents will be applied to your skin. This is done to see how quickly impulses travel between nerves. During the EMG, a small needle is placed under your skin, into the muscles being tested. The needle allows the electrical activity in your muscles to be measured. 

At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, our goal is to effectively treat your bodily aches and pains and return you to enjoying your favorite activities.

To learn more about our electromyography and nerve conduction velocity services, please call (928) 773-2280 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marshall Meier or Dr. Nathan Swain.