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Neurological evaluation, diagnosis and treatment

Salem Health neurology is committed to helping people diagnosed with brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle conditions. Early detection and diagnosis can sometimes slow the progression of neurological conditions as well as lead to better outcomes.


Conditions we treat

We treat several neurologic conditions, including the following:

  • Headache and migraine
  • Memory loss and dementia
  • Seizure, convulsion and epilepsy  
  • Stroke/TIA
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson disease/Parkinsonism  
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (facial pain)
  • Myasthenia gravis  
  • Hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm
  • Myoclonic jerking and EMG/NCS
  • Tremor
  • Dystonia
  • Tourette’s and tics


About EMG and NCS

What is an EMG and NCS?

An electromyogram (EMG) is used to measure the electrical activity of your muscles both at rest and during contraction. 

A nerve conduction study (NCS), measures how well and how fast nerves can send electrical signals or impulses.

Why do I need an EMG and NCS?

Electromyograms and nerve conduction studies gather more information about the problem that is being investigated.

By measuring the electrical activity in your muscles and nerves, your provider can identify diseases that damage your muscle tissues or nerves such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Preparing for an EMG and NCS

  1. Remove oil from your skin before your test by taking a bath or shower. Do not use lotion or skin creams on the area that is being tested. 
  2. Let us know if you have a pacemaker or hemophilia, and if you are taking aspirin or prescription blood thinners (such as Coumadin, Warfarin or Heparin).

Salem Health Specialty Clinic — Neurology

Salem Hospital, Building C
875 Oak St. SE, Suite 4090
Salem, OR 97302

Phone: 503-814-6387
Fax: 503-814-8243


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.