At Metro Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Center, we offer patients in and around the Rockville area various services under one roof thanks to our chiropractor's extensive training. Not only is he licensed in chiropractic care, but our chiropractor also earned his postdoctoral certification in electromyography. We provide treatment to patients for their neuropathy or other conditions that require nerve testing. Here at our office, we can use our EMG testing to properly study your nerve and muscle functionality.
Who Can Benefit from EMG Testing?
EMG testing uses electromyography, an electrodiagnostic testing technique, to evaluate and record electrical activity produced by the muscles. Medical practitioners and chiropractors recommend this type of nerve testing to individuals who show signs of nerve or muscle dysfunction and possible problems stemming from interruption of motor neuron transmission. Motor neurons are the nerve cells that use electrical signals that control muscle movement and cause them to contract.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms in your hands, feet, arms, or legs, you can benefit from our EMG diagnostic testing:
- Tingling (sensation of "pins and needles")
- Burning feeling
- Radiating pain
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty with walking or handling objects
What Can You Expect from EMG Testing
EMG testing can take anywhere between a half-hour to ninety minutes. During this time, our chiropractor will administer two types of tests, a nerve conductivity test and a needle exam, to test your muscle response. Before we begin, our team will put several small electrodes on the area to measure and record nerve activity.
Nerve Conductivity Study Portion
During the nerve conductivity portion of the test, we will administer small electrical shocks to stimulate and activate certain nerves to observe and measure their reaction and function. These shocks will feel much like when you touch a doorknob or metal file drawer after walking on a static-conducting rug.
Needle Muscle Testing Portion
During this test, we will insert tiny sterile disposable needles fitted with microscopic electrodes to detect any muscle response, whether abnormal or normal, as we insert them into the various points to be studied.
Contact Us for EMG Testing from Our Chiropractor in Rockville, MD
If you think you need EMG testing, call us at Metro Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Center. Our team is committed to providing our patients the care they need to achieve optimal wellness. Contact us to schedule an appointment at our Rockville office or to learn more about how we can help you live pain-free.