has been considered for many years as a potential option to wrist splinting and surgery. In a recent article from the European Journal of Neurology, EMG/NCV confirmed carpal tunnel syndrome was treated with either placebo or 900 mg of gabapentin per day. At the conclusion to the study there was no difference in symptom relief between the 2 groups, revealing that gabapentin was not effective for carpal tunnel symptom relief. Dr. Lett at the Center for EMG and Neurology is able to quickly and effectively diagnose and treat patients with suspected neuropathy, including carpal tunnel syndrome. He has convenient offices in Carmel and Kokomo, Indiana. Call for your evaluation today!
January 12, 2011
March 1, 2010
For a neurologist, an EMG/NCV is an extension of a good history and physical examination. It is a two-part test (see FAQ on homepage) that determines and measures the quality of a patient’s nerve impulses.
It is useful in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, pinched nerves in the neck and back (radiculopathies), diabetic neuropathy and many other disorders. It is useful in identifying the cause of a patient’s pain, numbness, weakness or other symptoms. It is also an important test to identify if a patient’s symptoms are of nerve origin versus musculoskeletal origins (such as arthritis, tendonitis or overuse syndromes).
February 3, 2010
That there are literally hundreds of types of neuropathy, neuritis and nerve disorders? Causes can include carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves and disk problems. Also diabetes, vitamin disorders and sciatica can cause the painful or numbing sensations of neuropathy. Proper evaluation by a neurologist can identify and effectively treat your
See us for an expert opinion. A good reference website is neuropathy.org.