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Can nerve conduction study be done for upper back pain , shoulder pain and neck pain?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Yes

After taking a history, and a thorough orthopedic and neurologic examination an EMG /NCV may provide help diagnosing and treating these complaints

In brief: Yes

After taking a history, and a thorough orthopedic and neurologic examination an EMG /NCV may provide help diagnosing and treating these complaints
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management
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In brief: Spine Pain workup

Electrodiagnostic testing (nerve conduction studies (NCS) and needle EMG) is performed to diagnose if pain, numbness, or weakness in the limbs (arms and/or legs) are due to nerve problems.
Upper back and neck pain are NOT usually caused by pinched nerves and an EMG/NCS is not usually performed for this problem. Shoulder pain can have many causes unrelated to neck or back issues.

In brief: Spine Pain workup

Electrodiagnostic testing (nerve conduction studies (NCS) and needle EMG) is performed to diagnose if pain, numbness, or weakness in the limbs (arms and/or legs) are due to nerve problems.
Upper back and neck pain are NOT usually caused by pinched nerves and an EMG/NCS is not usually performed for this problem. Shoulder pain can have many causes unrelated to neck or back issues.
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Dr. Leland Berkwits
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