Dr. Monica Carrion-Jones is a dual-board-certified physician both in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as Electrodiagnostic Medicine. We are very excited that she has joined the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia family. One of her main goals is to restore function to patients with impairment and disabilities of the musculosketal system.
Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) are very powerful diagnostic tools now performed at The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia to detect neuromuscular disorders (nerve and muscle problems). EMG (Electromyography) is used to measure the electrical activity of muscles. NCS (Nerve Conduction Studies) are used to measure the speed and intensity of electrical signals that travel along nerves and the time it takes to respond to these signals.
EMG and NCS are important diagnostic tests that can provide vital information about the health of your muscles and nerves. EMG & NCS are vital tests that can:
- Detect the cause of problems such as muscle weakness, numbness, spasm paralysis or pain.
- Determine if the problem involves the nerves, muscles, spinal cord or brain.
- Diagnose pinched nerves and inflamed muscles due to injury, ruptured disk, disease or other conditions.
- Identify carpal tunnel syndrome — pressure on a major nerve causing pain in the wrist or hand.
- Detect primary muscle disorders, such as muscular dystrophy (a disease that causes certain muscles to waste away).
- Diagnose neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis (a defect in nerve impulses that causes chronic muscle weakness).
- Identify nerve disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
People of all ages can benefit from the diagnostic testing expertise of BJISG. If you are suffering from nerve impairments, disabilities from injuries or chronic headaches… call us today.