EEG (Electroencephalograph) is the basic tool used by neurologists to diagnose brain functions. This records (“graphs”) electrical signals (“electro”) from the brain (“encephalo”).
EMG (Electromyography) is a machine used to test nerve functions. It is often performed when patients have unexplained muscle weakness. The EMG helps to distinguish between muscle conditions in which the problem begins in the muscle and muscle weakness due to nerve disorders. The EMG can also be used to detect true weakness, as opposed to weakness from reduced use because of pain or lack of motivation. EMGs can also be used to isolate the level of nerve irritation or injury.
The Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) test can be used to detect true nerve disorders (such as neuropathy) or conditions whereby muscles are affected by nerve injury (such as carpal tunnel syndrome).
Lorma acquired these modern computerized machines for better diagnosis. This set up is now the most complete neuroscience laboratory north of Manila.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Raymond Espinosa
Lorma Medical Center