SPINAL SURGERY

in Hull and East Yorkshire

GEORGE SPINK FRCS (Neurosurg.) BSc Hons

 

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Neurophysiology

This investigation involves assessing how the nerves are functioning by carrying out electrical tests. Nerves can dysfunction due to compression (such as Carpal tunnel syndrome) or inflammation (such as a diabetic neuropathy).

Neurophysiology testing can be done as an outpatient and take about an hour. The nerve is stimulated by a mild electrical signal through the skin. The result is measured by recorders in the fingertips, giving information on how fast the nerve signal travels the nerve conduction velocity.

If the nerve is being compressed, for example at the wrist in carpal tunnel syndrome, then the signal is delayed and the tests show a slowed conduction velocity. Different problems cause different signal patterns, which are interpreted by the specialist Neurophysiologist who carries out the testing.

 

 


MRI


CT Scan


Myelogram


Dynamic X-ray

 


Neurophysiology