Nerve Conduction Testing (NCV) and Electromyography (EMG)
Neurology and Physical Therapy Centers of Tampa Bay provides EMG and NCV testing in Tampa for patients with nerve injuries affecting their neck, back, hands, wrists, arms, feet, ankles in Tampa.
We are the only medical center in Tampa that has been accredited by the AANEM which "acknowledges laboratories for achieving and maintaining the highest level of quality, performance, and integrity based on professional standards". Rosanna Garner, M.D. is our facility's director who is a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Nerve conduction studies (NCV's) and electromyography
(EMG) are sometimes used to diagnose neuromuscular conditions, from accident injuries
such as radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck or back), peripheral
nerve entrapment (ex. carpal tunnel syndrome or ulnar nerve entrapment),
Common symptoms of neuromuscular injuries are:
Pain radiating into the shoulders, arms, hands and/or fingers
Pain radiating into the hips, buttocks, legs, feet and/ or toes
Numbness and tingling in the shoulder, arms, hands and/or fingers
Numbness and tingling in the hips, buttocks, legs, feet and/or toes
Arm, hand, leg, or foot weakness
Elbow, wrist, ankle or foot pain.
How should a patient prepare for a nerve conduction test (NCV) and electromyography (EMG)?
Bathe or shower before coming for your appointment. Do not use any body lotion before the appointment and inform the doctor if you are taking any medications.
How long does a nerve conduction test (NCV) and electromyography (EMG) typically last?
A test typically lasts between thirty minutes to sixty minutes.
Who typically performs the nerve conduction test / NCV and electromyography test / EMG ?
The nerve conduction (NCV) portion of the test is performed by our board certified nerve conduction technologist and the electromyography (EMG) test is performed by one of our board certified neurologists.
Which auto insurance do you accept for the nerve conduction test (NCV) and electromyography (EMG)?
We accept all auto insurance for nerve conduction testing and electromyography.:
Auto Insurance - all auto accident insurance carriers
Florida no fault auto insurance
Personal injury protection
Medical pay auto insurance
Please note, acceptance of insurance may not guarantee coverage.