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At NeuroDx, we have been exceeding expectations for over 25 years. Our physicians and staff are committed to specifically designing our diagnostic testing based on each patient’s individual clinical concern to help plan the best course of care.

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Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine is the study of nerve and muscle diseases. To determine whether your nerves and muscles are working properly. Nerve conduction and Electromyographic tests are ordered. Signs and symptoms that may suggest a neuromuscular disorder include:

  • Paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning, etc.)
  • Muscle weakness or atrophy
  • Muscle cramps or fasciculations

Learn more below about what to expect during your Nerve Conduction/EMG testing at NeuroDX.

You are being sent to the NeuroDX laboratory because you may have numbness, tingling, pain, weakness, or muscle cramping. The doctor will use one or more electrodiagnostic tests to determine if your muscles or nerves are damaged and, if so, how to treat you.

Tell the doctor performing the tests if you: take aspirin or blood thinners (like Coumadin), have a pacemaker, or have hemophilia. On the day of the test, take a bath or shower to remove oil from your skin and do not use body lotion. If you have existing conditions, ask your doctor if you should take any medications before the test. Wear sleeveless open collar shirt and loose fitting shorts.

  • Bring your medication list, picture ID, insurance cards and copay.
  • Bring related medical records, particularly X-ray, CT, or MRI reports.
  • Patient form(s)
  • Adult companion to assist with history and accompany you throughout entire diagnostic testing. If no companion is available we can provide a Medical Assistant upon request.
  • Allow about 2-4 hours for complete evaluation including wait time. Idea: bring fun reading to pass the wait time. We offer Wi-Fi access.

Please wear a comfortable, sleeveless, open collar shirt and loose-fitting shorts for your testing. Do not apply lotions to the skin. No jewelry or scents.

Call 737-5792 to reschedule or cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

Neurodiagnostic Technologies is a provider for Medicare and most major insurance plans. We provide insurance billing. You may be responsible for any amounts not paid by your insurance.

Your insurance company may require you to pay a co-payment at the time of your appointment. When necessary, our staff will work closely with patients who require a payment plan or who don't have insurance.

If you have any questions regarding which insurance plans we accept or any patient billing concerns, please call us at 904.737.5792. Questions regarding your coverage and benefits should be directed to your employer or insurance company.

There are usually 3 parts to the test visit:

  • Focused exam by Neuromuscular doctor
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCSs) by certified technician
  • EMG Testing by physician.

FOCUSED NEUROMUSCULAR EXAM: Our Board Certified doctor will review your history, notes from your referring doctor, and examine you with a focus on your muscle & nerve function.

NCS TESTING: Our Certified Neurophysiology Technologist applies small electrical shocks to your nerve(s) to study how the nerve works. These shocks cause a quick, mild, tingling feeling. The technologist tests several nerves during your study and our doctor reviews the data and may select additional nerves for diagnostic clarification.

EMG TESTING: Our doctor inserts a new, small, thin needle into several muscles. The doctor is able to hear and see how your muscles and nerves are working. The only muscles tested are those needed to decide what is wrong. There may be a small amount of pain during the study.

Each study is designed especially for you based on your symptoms and the focused exam performed before your testing. The length of the test is different for every patient. The tests usually take about 1 hour, but please allow up to four hours in your schedule as wait time can vary. You may perform normal activities like eating, driving, and exercising before and after the tests. There are no lasting side effects.

After the tests are complete, our doctor will discuss your test results with you and send them to your referring doctor and other providers as your request. After the examination, you can check with the doctor who sent you to NeuroDx for the next step in your care.

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) recommends a medical doctor (MD or DO) who is board certified in neurology or physical medicine and rehabilitation perform this specialized testing. All NeuroDx doctors are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. AANEM recommends that you choose a doctor who has completed additional fellowship training, which teaches doctors how to properly diagnose nerve and muscle disorders. NeuroDx doctors have completed such fellowships.

NeuroDx is an AANEM accredited laboratory and all physicians and technologists are board certified in AANEM approved specialties.

Nerves work like electrical wires-they send signals from your body to your brain and your brain to your muscles. Your muscles are the tissues in your body that make you move.

When working properly, the nerves send electrical impulses to the muscles. A nerve disorder means that signals are not getting through like they should. A muscle disorder means that muscles are not responding to the signals correctly.

What to Expect During NCS/EMG