Nerve Conduction Testing
What Is Nerve Conduction Testing?
Park Avenue Endocrinology and Nutrition use Nerve conduction studies mainly for evaluation of paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning) and/or weakness of the arms and legs. Depending on the type of symptoms the patient presents, we may require this type of study. A physical exam and thorough history also help to direct the investigation.
What Can Nerve Conduction Test Diagnose?
Some of the common disorders which can be diagnosed by nerve conduction studies are:
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar neuropathy
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
- Spinal disc herniation
How Long Does the Test Take?
The test takes a total of 10 minutes.