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Electrodiagnostic Testing

Electrodiagnostic Testing in New York

The Leading Pain Relief Provider in Syracuse, Camillus & East Syracuse, NY

Proper diagnosis not only provides patients with answers regarding their pain, but it offers a clear solution. For patients who have been struggling with pain for years, diagnosis can almost be as important as pain relief.

If you haven’t been able to discover the source of your pain, don’t let it stay a mystery—let our New York pain management providers utilize minimally-invasive diagnostics to get you answers. Call (315) 552-6700.

Our laboratories are accredited with the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

What Is Electrodiagnostic Testing?

Electrodiagnostic testing utilizes electrical signals to test the integrity of your muscles and nerves. The term refers to a wide variety of specialized tests, but the primary tests we use are the electromyogram (EMG) and the nerve conduction study (NCS).


An EMG measures the electrical activity of muscles both at rest and when they are contracting. Muscle inflammation and pinched nerves will reveal themselves through an abnormal EMG reading. The EMG has been in use for more than 50 years, and it requires the insertion of a small needle in the arm, leg, neck, or back based on the symptoms the patient is experiencing.

Nerve Conduction Study

An NCS detects how effectively a nerve sends and receives signals from the spine. Carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve disorders are discovered through an NCS. This test involves placing electrodes on your skin. The examiner will then administer a small electrical current which will cause your nerves to fire. While the charge is small enough to cause no damage to your body, it allows the physician to see how well your nerves are delivering impulses.

Our centers provide other diagnostic procedures, such as:

  • Diagnostic injections — Procedure that precedes spine or joint injections that relieve pain.

We have centers in North Syracuse, East Syracuse, and Camillus. Call our New York back doctors at (315) 552-6700 to learn more.

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