Physical Medicine & Rehab
At Columbia Orthopaedic Group, Dr. Jennifer Clark is a board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is an expert in diagnosing and treating nerve, muscle, bone, and soft tissue orthopedic injuries, and the pain associated with these injuries, without surgery. Conservative non-surgical treatments may include physical therapy, interventional spine care, medications, injections, and electrodiagnostic medicine.
Electrodiagnostic studies such as a nerve conduction study (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) are performed to diagnose nerve and muscle conditions that can cause pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling.
A nerve conduction study (NCS) measures how well a nerve works and helps to specify the site of nerve compression. Many conditions, such as tissue swelling, injury, and disease can put pressure on a nerve and impair its ability to function. Doctors use nerve conduction studies to help identify nerve problems and plan treatments.
Electromyography (EMG) measures the nerve impulses in muscles during contraction. Doctors use EMGs to identify muscle function as related to nerve input. EMGs help doctors diagnose neuromuscular disease, neurological disorders, muscle disease, and nerve abnormalities associated with pain or numbness.
For non-surgical pain relief from an orthopaedic or nerve injury, call Columbia Orthopaedic Group in mid-Missouri at (573) 443-2402.