Services: Diagnostic Testing

EMG/NCV

Nerve Conduction Velocity testing (NCV) as well as electromyography (EMG) are performed within the office at OCF to diagnose nerve, muscle as well as neck and lower back pain. This test is used in conjunction with your clinical examination as well as any MRIs that may need to be performed to diagnose numbness, tingling, pain, weakness or muscle cramping/twitching in your arms, legs, neck or back. We can also do Botox with EMG guidance for disorders such as cervical dystonia, and upper limb spasticity. These disorders can frequently happen in patients who have multiple sclerosis or strokes.

Vascular Ultrasound

A vascular ultrasound is a non-invasive ultrasound method (also called a duplex study) used to examine the circulation in the blood vessels of the body. Vascular ultrasound can be used to evaluate arteries or veins in nearly any part of the body, including blood vessels in the neck, abdomen, arms and legs. This technology uses sound waves to evaluate the body’s circulatory system and helps identify blockages and detect blood clots. This is often used to evaluate a patient’s ability to heal from surgery. Many patients, including smokers and those with diabetes, may benefit from this routine non-painful screening test.