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Nerve conduction testing

A nerve conduction study, or NCS, is a test to evaluate nerves in the body. The test is commonly used to look at how fast motor and sensory nerves conduct impulses. A small electrical current is used to stimulate the nerve being tested. The current is administered through either electrodes on the skin or needles inserted in the nerve's pathway. The time it takes that impulse to reach the muscle is then recorded.

In most cases, the test is not extremely painful, but might cause discomfort while electrodes or needles are being placed. The test does not take long to complete.

If you have been told you need a nerve conduction study, please call our office to schedule your appointment.

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