Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocities
Nerves control the muscles in the body using electrical impulses. The electrical impulses make the muscles react in specific ways. Nerve and muscle disorders cause the muscles to react in abnormal ways.

Electromyography (EMG) measures the electrical discharges made by the muscles. Nerve conduction studies (measuring nerve conduction velocity) determine how well individual nerves can transmit electrical signals.

Measuring the electrical activity in muscles and nerves can help detect the presence, location, and extent of diseases that can damage muscle tissue (such as muscular dystrophy) or nerves (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). In the case of nerve injury, the actual site of nerve damage can often be located. EMG and nerve conduction studies are often done together to provide more complete information.


Trigger Point Injections/Spinal Injections
Often when a muscle is knotted, blood can not circulate through the tissue to nourish it. Some of the tissue will eventually degenerate and form small nodules called trigger points. Trigger points can occur anywhere in the body and cause serious pain.

By injecting a trigger point with medicine, pain is reduced and movement is increased.


Medications
While drug therapies differ for each person, the most common are the following:
• Adjuvant pain medications, including: antidepressants, anticonvulsants and muscle relaxors.
• Opiates or "pain killers" used to treat acute pain or cancer-related pain, and often prescribed for chronic pain.
• Anti-inflammatory drugs to alleviate pain by reducing swelling and irritation.

There are alternative delivery methods for medications. Common methods used at the office are oral medications, topical creams, sublingual medicines, nasal sprays, injections and patches.


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