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EMG (ELECTROPMYOGRAPHY) & NCV (NERVE CONDUCTION STUDY)

An Electromyogram (EMG) is done to detect problems with a child’s muscles & Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) study is done to detect a problem with a nerve. An EMG and NCV are often done together to determine if a child has a muscle or a nerve disorder.

An EMG measures the electrical activity of muscle. The electrical activity picked up by the needles is displayed on a monitor. An audio-amplifier is used to hear the activity. EMG is performed to identify the cause of symptoms like weakness, spasticity, atrophy, stiffness etc. 

During an NCV study, small electrical currents are delivered to the limb. The response of the nerve and the speed of the current traveling down the nerve are measured. NCV detects nerve damage and is often used to evaluate neuromuscular diseases.

EMG/NCVs are performed daily between 9.00 am to 6.00 pm. You can fix an appointment with the secretary on our regular contact number.