On-Site Diagnostic Testing

Manalapan Spine Care & Rehabilitation is committed to our vision of providing a comprehensive, non-surgical orthopedic facility. Part of that vision is providing our patients with the convenience of having all of their diagnostic testing performed on-site (except for MRI). We have invested in the most advanced diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, neurodiagnostic (EMG/NCV) testing and JTECH functional assessment equipment. While we do not provide on-site MRI evaluation, we have relationships with several facilities in Central New Jersey that ensure timely appointments and diagnostic results.

Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

In the last several years, there have been tremendous advancements in diagnostic ultrasound for the assessment of orthopedic conditions affecting the upper and lower extremities. Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound is an essential tool for the physician and is often an extension of the physical examination. MSK ultrasound allows the physician to evaluate painful soft tissue structures (muscle, ligaments, tendons, etc.) in both static and dynamic environments. Often the information obtained from a diagnostic ultrasound is correlated with X-ray and MRI findings to develop a diagnosis and create a treatment plan. All of the physicians at Manalapan Spine Care & Rehabilitation have received advanced training in diagnostic ultrasound.

Neurodiagnostic Testing (EMG/NCV)

Neurodiagnostic testing uses specialized equipment that helps the doctor identify problems in the nervous system. The test has two components. The electromyography (EMG) assesses the function of the central nervous system and the muscles it controls. The nerve conduction velocity (NCV) component of the test evaluates for damage to the peripheral nervous system (outside of the brain and spine). The entire test takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is performed by our medical physicians, who are Board Certified in neurodiagnostic testing. The results will be available and reviewed once the test is completed, and the results are used to develop a specific diagnosis and treatment plan.

Functional Assessment Testing

Manalapan Spine Care & Rehabilitation is committed to mitigating pain and returning patients to the highest level of function possible. As such, we have invested in JTECH, which is the most comprehensive and objective computerized Functional Assessment testing equipment available in orthopedic medicine. With JTECH equipment, the physician/therapist has the ability to measure and document the patient’s physical and functional improvements while under care. This data allows your healthcare provider to modify treatments to obtain better results, faster.

Manalapan Spine Care & Rehabilitation is dedicated to providing the most accurate diagnosis possible prior to recommending a treatment plan. Every patient will receive a complete medical history and physical examination with all appropriate diagnostic.

 

Disclaimer: No individuals, including those under our active care, should use the information, resources or tools contained on this website to self-diagnose or self-treat any health-related condition. Diagnosis and treatment of all health conditions should only be performed by your doctor of chiropractic or other licensed health care professional.