Neurodiagnostics (EEG & EMG)
Neurodiagnostic Testing Center in Ayer, MA
These include but not limited to seizures, strokes, chronic headaches, hearing or vision changes, numbness and tingling, weakness, dizziness, carpal tunnel syndrome, and neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
- Electroencephalogram (EEG): During an EEG, small disks are placed on a patient’s scalp and the electrical activity of the brain is recorded to help a physician determine if the electrical impulses of the brain are functioning normally. It is an outpatient procedure that may be recommended to gain insight into symptoms such as seizures, memory lapses, headaches, dizziness, difficulty with speech and/or changes in attention span.
- Electromyogram (EMG)/nerve conduction: An EMG/nerve conduction test evaluates pain, tingling, numbness and/or weakness of any part of the body to diagnose nerve and muscle disorders. This is an invasive test performed by a neurologist who places a small needle in the affected area(s) to determine whether the problem lies in the muscle tissue or the nervous system.