Neurology 207b
By:, A Division of Surgent Pharmcon LLC

Course Description

Compare and contrast Compound Muscle Action potential CMAP, Sensory Nerve Action Potential SNAP and Motor Unit Potential MUP. List the components of a spinal cord alpha motor neuron. Describe the basic structure of Schwann Cells and myelin. Discuss the role of Schwann Cells and myelin in action potential transmission. Recite the levels of the neuraxis which may be involved in diease that is detectable by electrodiagnostic testing. List the types and levels of nervous system compression. List common reasons and disorders for referral for electrodiagnostic testing. Describe a routine electrodiagnostic encounter. Demonstrate the position of electrodes in a typical median nerve study through the carpal tunnel. List the most common neuropathies of the upper and lower extremities. Compare and contrast typical electrodiagnostic findings for radiculopathy versus neuropathy. Define and discuss the “Gold Standard” portions of the electrodiagnostic examinations. Discuss single fiber EMG. Identify the components of the needle EMG examination and discuss how various pathological conditions might be demonstrated by each component of the examination. Describe the morphology of positive sharp waves, fibrillations and motor unit potentials. Describe the morphology of positive sharp waves and fibrillations. Identify normal from abnormal patterns of muscular recruitment under minimal, moderate and maximal muscle contraction. List various causes of radiculopathy. Discuss the history of radiculopathy through time. Contrast and compare various causes of radiculopathy. Discuss the need for and types of advanced imaging following abnormal findings on an electrodiagnostic examination. Discuss the utility of electrodiagnosis to the doctor of chiropractic.

Course Details

  • Neurology 207b
  • By:, A Division of Surgent Pharmcon LLC
  • Instructor:    Multiple
  • Total CE Hours:    3
  • Course Format:     Online Distance Learning
  • Course Categories:     DC Continuing Education
  • Course Subjects | CE HOURS:
    • Neurology  -3 CE Hours