Electrophysiological Assessment of Spinal Cord Pathology in Pain Medicine
Although there are some newer radiologic imaging methods available, electrophysiological tests remain useful in the assessment of both central and peripheral nervous system dysfunction. Electrophysiological tests can provide information that radiographic studies like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cannot provide, such as the severity and chronicity of a neurological problem. These tests are also helpful in establishing whether an abnormality seen on radiographic images is even clinically significant. On the other hand, electrophysiological tests can detect abnormalities not seen on radiographic images.
KeywordsSpinal Cord Injury Nerve Conduction Study Motor Neuron Disease Electrophysiological Test Anterior Horn Cell
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