Diagnostic Testing

Did you know that your body works with electricity?  Nerves and muscles use electrical signals that deliver messages to and from your brain.  Sensory nerves deliver information about your surroundings to the brain.  Motor nerves deliver signals from the brain to activate your muscles.

Injuries or diseases that affect nerves and muscles can slow or halt the movement of these electrical signals.  If you have pain, weakness, or numbness in your hand or wrists, measuring the speed and degree of electrical activity in your muscles and nerves may help Dr. Gorman learn more about your problem.  This process is called electrodiagnostic testing.  Two tests are commonly used:

Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
Electromyography (EMG)

For the convenience of our patients, these tests can be administered in our office as part of a focused Carpal Tunnel Syndrome clinic.  If indicated for your problem, the tests can often be done at the beginning of your appointment – followed immediately by review of the results with Dr. Gorman as treatment options are evaluated.