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Serving patients needs for
over Two Decades years in the Lehigh Valley
Dr. Karl Mueller
NCV - Nerve Conduction Velocity Study.
To determine nerve damage of the spine
or upper or lower extremities.
Tests the peripheral nervous system to
the arms, legs, and face. This test checks both sensory and motor
nerve fibers. Nerve conduction velocity studies diagnose different
entrapment neuropathies, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as
ulnar, radial, peroneal, femoral, posterior tibial, and peripheral
neuropathies. The test checks axonal loss, demyelination of the
peripheral nerves, and conduction blocks. It is useful in diagnosing
anterior horn cell diseases, as seen in amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis, and neuromuscular junction problems, such as myasthenia
gravis. The test differentiates inherited neuropathies such as
Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Dejerine-Sottas entrapment neuropathies
(avoiding multiple unnecessary surgeries).
NCVs aid in the evaluation of:
- Herniated Disks
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Numbness and tingling
- Pain in the extremities
- Entrapment neuropathies
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Trauma to nerves
- Motor/sensory deficits
- Hot/cold sensation
- Tests the response of
muscle stretch receptors, nerve conduction, spinal neuron activity,
and muscle contractions. A useful neurodiagnostic test for the
diagnosing of an SI radiculopathy.
Studies are available upon request
either initial or second opinion. Studies performed at Dr.
Mueller's Office and only done if clinically necessary.
Studies need to be scheduled a week in
advance due to proper instruction & preparation.