The third week in April marks Neurodiagnostic Week, when we set aside time to acknowledge the year-round efforts of Neurodiagnostic professionals around the world. As was the case for professionals in every medical specialty, neurodiagnostic technologists have been absolutely crucial this past year. They continue to work hard to provide patient care as well as to help understand the long-term impact of the coronavirus on patients’ brains and nervous systems. This Neurodiagnostic Week, we celebrate them for remaining committed to the highest level of patient care despite the challenges they’ve endured. We owe each and every one of you a debt of gratitude.
Neurodiagnostic professionals play an essential role in diagnosing patients suffering from chronic pain by testing their nervous system responses. Nerves control movement and also have a sensory function, providing a pathway to the brain where chronic pain registers. A patient with headaches and dizziness caused by head trauma, back pain due to a spinal injury or impaired movement caused by repetitive stress should seek immediate treatment from a neurologist, who specializes in diagnosing and treating pathology of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles.
Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) assessments are considered valuable tools used by neurologists and their teams to assess possible nerve and muscle damage due to genetic, chemical or physical causes.
An EMG measures a muscle’s response to nerve stimulation, while the NCV measures the health of the nerves themselves. When performed in tandem, the overall accuracy of the tests can be multiplied and may be used along with other important health information to make a neuromuscular diagnosis.
Common symptoms for muscle and nerve damage include difficulty moving or increased pain with movement, along with weakness, soreness, numbness, bruising, prickling or tingling sensations, twitching, and paralysis. It is often recommended that accident victims with these symptoms obtain an EMG and NCV as soon as possible.
Finding amazing neurodiagnostic professionals working on personal injury medical liens for your clients may have seemed difficult. Power Liens has you covered! In fact, we have EMG and NCV technicians all over California!
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