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Electrophysiological Assessment of Spinal Cord Pathology in Pain Medicine

  • Amit Prabhakar
  • Alan David Kaye
  • Aaron J. Kaye
  • Justin E. McKone
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Abstract

Electrophysiological tests are useful in the assessment of both central and peripheral nervous system dysfunction. These tests have the ability to provide more specific and accurate information compared to conventional imaging modalities such as MRI or CT scan. These tests are helpful in establishing whether an abnormality seen on radiographic images is truly clinically significant. Electrophysiological tests also have the benefit of being able to detect abnormalities not seen on radiographic images.

Keywords

Neuropathy Acetylcholine Myopathy Electrophysiology Spinal cord 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amit Prabhakar
    • 1
  • Alan David Kaye
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Aaron J. Kaye
    • 5
  • Justin E. McKone
    • 6
  1. 1.Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Critical CareAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, Toxicology, and NeurosciencesLSU School of MedicineShreveportUSA
  3. 3.LSU School of MedicineDepartment of AnesthesiologyNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Tulane School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  5. 5.Department of AnesthesiologyMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  6. 6.Lousiana State University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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