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Electromyography (EMG) is the recording of the electrical activity of the muscle. During the test the small needle is inserted in to the muscle and the activity recorded. EMG is done on a patient under deep sedation or general anesthesia therefore no pain is felt during examination.

Normal resting muscle is generally electrically silent. In abnormal muscle there is spontaneous activity and based on the characteristics of this activity, may tell us the kind of process present in the muscle. EMG helps to confirm the existence of the disease of the peripheral nervous system and helps to distinguish between primary nerve and muscle disease. It says precisely if the muscle atrophy is because of disease of the muscle or nerve or because of because of too little activity. In case the nerve(s) of the patient have been damaged during trauma episode, the so called denervation potentials will be detectable on EMG 5 days after trauma. The measurement of the denervation potentials in different muscles will tell the examiner which nerves have been traumatized.

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Neurology

The neurology/neurosurgery service at AVCC is a comprehensive service providing diagnostics and treatments to patients with neurological condition. The staff on this service have the ability to diagnose and treat most neurological conditions. With on-site access to a 1.5Tesla GE MRI and GE Helical CT, same day imaging can be accommodated most of the time. The staff within this department perform medical and surgical neurology on a variety of conditions including

  • Advanced Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Consultation, Diagnosis and Treatment of
  • Intracranial Diseases
  • Vestibular Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Nerve and Muscle Diseases
  • Congenital and Inherited Neurological Diseases
  • Neurosurgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Congenital Malformation Correction (A-A luxation, Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus)
  • Brain and Spinal Tumors
  • Cervical Spondylomyelopathy €“ Wobbler's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Brain Biopsies
  • Nerve and Muscle Biopsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Tap Collection and Interpretation
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (MRI, CT, and myelograms)
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing €“ BAER, EMG and Nerve Conduction Velocity
  • Chronic Pain Management

Our Neurology Services

BAER (Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential) Testing
Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection and Analysis
Craniotomy/Craniectomy-Diagnostic and Therapeutic
Dorsal Laminectomy (cervical and lumbosacral)

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