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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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What is the reason for sharp pains and tingling in the left thigh and calf muscle?

Query: Hello doctor, I had swelling and pain above my left knee and on the top of my foot this year. My mom died last year, because of that, I went to the neurologist in March and she asked me to do some exercises with my legs, and determined that I had no nerve damage and it was a muscle injury. I still...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would explain that the sharp pains and the tingling are suggestive of a pinched nerve. Considering the location in the thigh, it could be indicative of a peroneal nerve injury. But the pain in the thigh could be suggesti...  Read Full »

I have pain and numbness in both hands and fingers for long time. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain and numbness over both hands for long, and fingers recently. Since pain also was there, he took Ayurvedic applications for arthritis. I had consulted neurologist last week, undergone nerve conduction study (NCS) test, and I have attached the files. Advised medication for th...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your symptoms. I have seen the files attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have a condition called carpal tunnel syndrome, and it means that the nerves carrying sensation and driving the muscles of your hands are getting compresse...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my constant headaches and tingling sensation.

Query: Hello doctor, I recovered from a COVID infection four months ago. After that, I have brain fog, concentration issues, headaches, memory issues, balance issues, lack of mental precision, depression, anxiety, and PTSD issues. My headaches are constant and can last for days or even weeks. I also have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your headache. 1) Since when you are having headaches? 2) Which part of the head aches? 3) What kind of headaches have you felt? 4) What is the duration of one episode of headache? 5) Do you have ...  Read Full »

I wore a steel belt during the nerve conduction study. Will it cause side effects?

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Wearing metals like silver rings, gold rings, steel belts are anormal 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 anxiety, swollen left lymph node and spasm in calves. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question regarding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) vs benign fasciculation syndrome (BFS). I have severe anxiety, a kind of shakes when arms are crossed, swollen lymph node on the left side of neck, sore wrists, muscle spasms in calves, and on out stretch the left arm gets...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) does not usually cause just fasciculation. It is usually associated to progressive paralysis and muscle wasting in the hands and legs. Other symptoms like troubles with swallowing, b...  Read Full »

I developed symptoms of autoimmunity after Hepatitis B vaccine. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Before the vaccinations, I was in good health and optimal fitness level. The Hepatitis B vaccine caused me an unresolved encephalopathy and symptoms of autoimmunity. It caused flu-like symptoms, including malaise, sore throat, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, extreme exhaustion, numbness of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely it is acute polyneuropathy. It is important to find the cause because treatment is based on it. Get an MRI of the spine and brain. Nerve conduction velocity of all four limbs. Meanwhile, you try taking tablet Neurobion Forte (Multivitamin), t...  Read Full »

Can tibial fracture result in peroneal palsy?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a tibial shaft fracture and the doctors placed an intramedullary rod for the recovery. It has been two weeks. SLR and knee flexion are good. But, I am unable to actively dorsiflex. My doctor said it could be a common peroneal palsy and suggested a nerve conduction test after four wee...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tibial shaft fractures are usually not known to cause peroneal nerve palsy. Did you have a problem with the dorsiflexion of the foot before the rod was placed? This may have been difficult for you to remember, but your doctor should have checked and documented this i...  Read Full »

I have tinnitus and sleep problems. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66 year old healthy male. I have tinnitus since two years. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is normal except for age-related gray area. But of late, any outside sound like flushing toilet increases the volume of tinnitus. Left ear 6/10 and right ear 4/10. The sound is the insect...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your problem: 1. Do you have any hearing impairment from any ear? 2. Is there any watery/pus/other kind of discharge from any ear? 3. Is there any feeling of fullness in any ear or headache? Regarding sleep disturbance: 1. What ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain MRI taken for back pain and numbness in hands.

Query: Hello doctor, What does my magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results mean? Severe mid-back and lumbar back pain, numbness in hands, muscle cramps in legs, constant pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that these images indicate just chronic degeneration of the vertebral column. There is no disc herniation or compression of spinal cord. Co...  Read Full »

My wife's feet feel numb and heavy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 62 years old. She is a diabetic patient. She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet. She is not able to sleep in the night. She is taking tablet Glycomet GM2 - one tablet in the morning, tablet Sitagliptin 50/500 one tablet at night,  tablet Pregabalin 75 and active ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please do not get worried as your wife's treatment is on the right path but, some changes are required in the prescription. Tablet Voglibose 0.2mg thrice daily. Tablet Glycomet forte one tablet twice daily. Tablet Pregabalin 150 mg at night. Capsule Mecobalamin one ta...  Read Full »

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