Advanced Neurodiagnostics in Brooklyn, NY

In addition to our diagnostic testing services, like MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and X-Ray, Metro Healthcare Partners also has the ability in our facility to diagnose nerve disorders.

 

The EMG/NCV Tests

The EMG/NCV test is usually prescribed when you feel weakness, numbness or soreness in the muscles. The test is conducted to identify whether the problem lies in the muscle or the nerve. You could be experiencing numbness, tingling, cramping, pain or weakness in your legs, back, wrist or any other part of your body.

The NCV and EMG tests can detect an injured nerve. Conditions that can be detected or ruled out are muscular dystrophy, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated disk, Guillian-Barre syndrome, pinched nerves, and other conditions. If you are recovering from a nerve injury, NCV can analyze its progress.

โ€œNCVโ€ is the abbreviation of Nerve Conduction Velocity test. It is also called nerve conduction study (NCS) and is usually performed with the EMG or electromyography. While the EMG helps detect any disease affecting the nerves and muscles by recording electrical signals passing through the muscles, the NCV test assesses any nerve dysfunction or damage by measuring the speed at which electrical signals travel through the peripheral nerves.

 

The Procedures

The NCV test is done with the help of electrode patches that are attached to the patientโ€™s skin on the region where the nerve runs beneath. One electrode transmits an electrical impulse mildly to the respective nerve. The response of the nerve is recorded by the other electrodes. The speed at which the signal travels indicates the health of the nerve.

The EMG test involves an electrode as well as a thin needle penetrating the skin right down to your muscle. You will be asked to contract the concerned muscle. The test ultimately identifies whether your muscles have responded to nerve signals well.

NCV and EMG Test in Brooklyn, NY

We Diagnose Nerve & Muscle Disorders to Help Our Patients Find Long-Lasting Relief from Pain & Discomfort

You might have an underlying muscle or nerve issue if your muscles are acting up and youโ€™re feeling pain, weakness, soreness, tingling, or other unusual symptoms. These symptoms can now affect your quality of life and, in some cases, your ability to lift, bend, walk, etc.

To get to the bottom of your problems and treat them, you must first make an accurate diagnosis. Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) can help with this. The two tests, which are usually performed together, examine electrical signals in the muscles and nerves to determine the source of your problems.

Metro Healthcare Partners specializes in performing electromyography and measuring nerve conduction velocity to diagnose various nerve and muscle disorders. We then create a comprehensive treatment plan to get you back on track.

Ready to reclaim your life? Book your tests today!

Conditions & Diseases That NCV & EMG Tests Help Diagnose

Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) are used in conjunction to diagnose a number of nerve and muscle disorders. Often, muscle and nerve disorders have overlapping symptoms. So, by conducting both the muscle and nerve conduction studies, your doctor can tell what is ailing you with precision.

Now, our neurologist will study your electrical activity based on the test results and, based on their knowledge, experience, and evidence-based research, determine what your abnormal electrical signals point to. Usually, a muscle or nerve disorder on this list includes:

  • Peripheral nerve damage
  • Herniated disc
  • Cervical radiculopathy (neck nerves damage)
  • Arm nerve damage
  • Shoulder nerve damage
  • Facial nerve damage
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (hand nerve damage)
  • Ulnar nerve damage
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • lumbar radiculopathy (lower back nerve damage)
  • Sciatica nerve damage
  • Nerve damage in the leg or foot
  • Diabetic nerve damage
  • Guillain-Barrรฉ syndrome
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrigโ€™s disease

We will develop a customized treatment plan to address your nerve or muscle dysfunction and restore your nerve cells and muscle tissue to good health once we know what you are suffering from.

What Happens Once the Tests Are Done?

When our specially trained technician is satisfied with the data collected, they will remove the paste that is holding each needle electrode to your skin. An EMG test now typically entails a light poking of the skin with needle electrodes. The test area may be sore and uncomfortable afterward. However, this usually goes away after a few days.

In the majority of cases, our patients go back to their everyday lives immediately after the tests. However, we always advise caution. So, avoid overstretching yourself.

Meanwhile, our specialized neurologist will go straight to evaluating your nerve and muscle recordings to pinpoint the actual problem. With a diagnosis, we will then sit down with you to talk about your treatment options.

How is Metro Healthcare Partners Different from the Other Clinics in Brooklyn, NY?

Suspect that you might be dealing with a nerve or muscle disorder? Looking for a permanent solution? If you have been dealing with muscle soreness, weakness, or pain and have tried all kinds of solutions with no lasting relief, you understandably have little patience left.

So, why Metro Healthcare Partners as a solution to your troubles?

Board-Certified Neurologists

Here, you donโ€™t work with just any doctors. We have skilled, experienced, and board-certified neurologists ready to assist. We also have extensive experience with neurological disorders. Our neurologist will walk with you right from the NCV/EMG test to diagnosis, treatment, and, finally, recovery. Join the hundreds of patients we have helped resume their regular lives.

Effective Treatment for Your Diagnosis

The best thing about Metro Healthcare Partners is that you get the full medical care you need under one roof. Our initial consultation asks about your symptoms and medical history. We then conduct NCV and EMG tests on the areas where you feel muscle soreness or pain. With a full understanding of the scope of your nerve or muscle disorder, we prescribe the most effective treatment to get you back to optimal health.

Advance Equipment, Technology & Treatments

You can be confident that we will use cutting-edge technology and equipment to detect nerve dysfunction or muscle disorder. We built a top-of-the-line facility right here in Brooklyn so that we can give the best care to our clients. And we keep up with the latest developments and research in the neurological field, which ensures our standards are on par with the industry. Here, you will find a pleasant and comfortable space to start your healing journey.

Accept Most Insurance Plans

Wondering whether you can afford our diagnostic test? Our clinic accepts most insurance plans, making treatment faster and easier for patients. We also accept workersโ€™ compensation and no-fault insurance. Plus, we keep updating our list of insurance plans, so talk to us for further information on this.

Dealing with Muscle Weakness, Slight Pain, or Soreness? Letโ€™s Get to the Root of the Problem for Effective Treatment

A bit of muscle weakness, soreness, tingling, or pain that goes away quickly is not alarming. However, when such symptoms last longer than usual or keep coming back, it could be a sign of abnormal electrical activity in your nerves or muscles.

If you have such symptoms and they wonโ€™t go away, an NCV and EMG test can help determine the problem and, consequently, the appropriate treatment. And you can find the minimally invasive procedure here at Metro Healthcare Partners in Brooklyn, NY.

At our clinic, we specialize in testing electrical impulses to detect muscle and nerve disorders. Book your test today by calling us at (718) 568-5239. Only certified medical professionals.

Doctors

Dr. Ashwin Malhotra - Board Certified Neurologist at Metro Healthcare Partners, Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Ashwin Malhotra

Board-Certified Neurologist

Dr. Ralph A. Mangels - Chiropractor at Metro Healthcare Partners, Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Ralph Mangels

Chiropractor

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