Nerve Conduction Studies

About "Nerve Conduction Studies"

Nerve conduction study (NCS) is a diagnostic test used to measure how fast electrical impulses move through the motor and sensory nerves. It is used to differentiate between nerve and muscle disorder. It is used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, herniated disc disease, etc.

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Recently Answered Questions

What is the chance of getting ALS if someone in the family had it?
Query: Hello doctor,My grandfather died of ALS and now I am having signs of it. He is the only one that we know of that had it in the family. So my first question is what is the chances of me getting it? Second question is I twitch in my left arm, left hand, left leg, left calve non-stop. Sometimes I get i...  Read Full »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is familial in only 10 % of the cases. The diagnosis is mainly clinical (with characteristic symptoms). EMG AND NCS (nerve conduction studies) may help in the diagnosis, symptoms include: 1. fascicula...  Read Full »
Tricep twitching after electric shock. Could it be nerve damage?
Query: Hello doctor,I received an electrical shock last night. The shock did not hurt, just felt it go up my arm and across my chest. I dropped the probe right when I felt it. No burn marks. Afterward, I was having sharp pains in my chest. I went to the ER, docs did EKG, took blood and urine, said everythi...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be related to an irritated nerve or muscle. For this reason, if the problems persist, I would recommend consulting with a neurologist and performing a nerve conduction study to examine your nerves. Meanwhile, I suggest having some rest and taking...  Read Full »
I was wearing belt during nerve conduction test. What will be the effect?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a doubt. Three days before nerve conduction test has been done. During that time I was wearing metals, steel belt and silver ring on my body. So, I am afraid that if any side effects may occur from those things. Please explain.  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Wearing metals like silver rings, gold rings, steel belts are a normal part of our life and do not affect in any way when nerve conduction studies completed. In fact, the nerve conduction is for nerve only and the ornaments...  Read Full »
I have severe burning pain in my feet. How can I be treated?
Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling really down. I have had a lot of digestive problems for about two years. I have been diagnosed with candida and dysbiosis but my regular doctor does not seem to know what is wrong with me. I have been very stressed and have suffered anxiety since I was about 16. I was not...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would agree with you on the fact that your symptoms could be related to a peripheral nerve damage.  Coming to this point, I would recommend consulting a neurologist and performing an NCS (nerve conduction study) to examine your ne...  Read Full »
Why is there numbness along my fingertips?
Query: Hi doctor, My thumb, index and ring fingers are all super numb at the fingertips. This numbness has lasted for five days, and now I am getting horrible sharp pains in my index finger. Previously, I have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Read Full »
Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned numbness in your hand finger tips, and the area mentioned appears to be that of median nerve region. Now, if this pain and numbness are severe and persistent, then the advice to you is to get nerve conduction study done and look for severity of compr...  Read Full »
Is my shoulder pain a disc problem or nerve pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I am working as a design engineer. I work more than ten hours per day in front of the computer. Last two months ago I have pain in my right leg while walking and irritating buds while sitting on the right side. So I went to doctor. He took MRI and says I have disc bulge L4 L5 and it p...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The numbness in your small finger is related to a pinched nerve in the elbow, probably related to a wrong position during sleeping. It is not related to the bulging disc in the lumbar vertebral column. I would just recommend performing a nerve conduction study if the...  Read Full »
CK and ALP test results are attached. What is the name of this disease?
Query: Hello doctor, My 8-year-old nephew is suffering from an unknown disease. We did two tests as suggested by the doctors. The names of the tests are CK and ALP. I am attaching the reports herewith. The doctors suggest that there is no treatment for these diseases. He walks with the help of his toes by...  Read Full »
Dr. Nazma Parveen
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The symptoms you described and the CPK (creatine phosphokinase) result indicate a muscular dystrophy. Unfortunately, this does not have any cure as of now. I would still suggest gett...  Read Full »
My feet and wrist are very sensitive to touch. Kindly help me.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old male with height 5 feet10 and weight 84 kg. I am having a health situation for the last two years where the top of my feet (the area covered under the shoe) gets very sensitive to touch. Even a touch of the cotton pajama feels irritating. My left hand (below where w...  Read Full »
Dr. Nidhin Mohan
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your uric acid is slightly increased. So, avoid red meat and recheck uric acid after three months. Most of your symptoms point to a neuropathy. So, you need to get a nerve conduction ...  Read Full »
I had a tingling in my left foot. Does this sound like MS?
Query: Dear doctor, For a couple of weeks, I had a tingling in my left foot (under the pinky toe). Then one day after, the sensation was positioned in my right foot. It lasted for about two days, and then I had no symptoms. Now after a week, suddenly while reading, I notice the (vague) tingling sensation ...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are not suggestive of MS (multiple sclerosis). So, you should not worry about this disorder. An electrolyte imbalance or a pinched nerve could lead to such complaints. For this reason, I would recommend performing some tests if the problem persists: ...  Read Full »
Can Metrogyl cause tingling sensation in hands and feet?
Query: Hello doctor, I took the antibiotic Metrogyl for a bacterial vaginosis infection. It was a 7-day course which I completed four days back. Since then, I have had a tingling sensation in my hands and feet and a sort of achy numbness in my arms and legs. I had a blood test a week ago for something els...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to Metronidazole adverse effect. You should know that this drug can cause neuropathy as a possible adverse effect. For this reason, I recommend consulting with your attending doctor and performi...  Read Full »


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