Redefine Healthcare offers nerve conduction studies to help diagnose a variety of conditions and help determine the best course of treatment.
A nerve conduction study, or NCS, is a procedure that measures the speed with which electrical impulses move through specific nerves. During this test, your physician will attach electrodes to your skin to stimulate the nerves. Two electrodes will be placed over the nerve on your skin, one of which will stimulate the nerve with a mild electrical pulse, while the other records the result. This process may be repeated for multiple nerves to find the source of the problem. Electromyography is a related test that measures electrical activity in the muscles; both tests may be performed at the same time.
NCS is used for a variety of conditions including:
These are a few examples of conditions and symptoms that may warrant NCS; speak with your doctor if you are experiencing symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness to determine whether NCS may be right for you.
If your healthcare provider recommends an NCS, they will give you instructions to prepare for the procedure. You should follow your physician’s instructions carefully. However, in general, you can expect the following guidelines for preparation:
After the procedure, you or your provider will remove the electrodes from your skin. You may return immediately to your normal activities; no downtime is necessary unless your provider instructs you differently. In some cases, avoiding strenuous activity for the remainder of the day is recommended. If you have any questions, contact Redefine Healthcare and schedule a consultation to determine if NCS is right for you.
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