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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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 hav...  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 »

Is my muscle twitching due to the rare autoimmune disorder GBS?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. And I have been experiencing muscle twitching in my hands and legs for more than three months. And I also have occasional chest pains. My feet are too cold even when I am in a hot shower. I had my Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 16 days ago. I read abo...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Bentrez-cabanilla

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for the query.Kindly answer me the following to help you better;1) Do you have any weight loss?2) Do you have weakness in the hands and feet?3) Do you have difficulty in breathing? I suggest you do ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein),...  Read Full »

Do all my symptoms occur due to alcohol neuropathy or back injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31 years old, who weighs 160 lbs and 5.10 feet tall. I drink alcohol on and off since I was 18 years old. Once I got back from deployment, I drank pretty hard with friends. I would say 3 to 8 beers every other night and then 12 to 16 on weekends. I quit drinking cold turkey a mo...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After quitting alcohol, many patients get alcohol withdrawal symptoms, but that usually develops within a week of quitting alcohol. Chest tightness and racing heart can be because of some cardiac problem like rhythm disturbance or ischemic heart disease, or it can a...  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 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 »

Why do I have terrible cramps on my left leg after sudden indentation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 63 years old. I had a back injury ten years back and got partly paralyzed on the right side from my hips. Two years back, I did chemotherapy for triple-negative breast cancer. I feel absolutely fine now. Suddenly, I have an indentation on the outer side of my lower left leg. I hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms can occur due to peripheral neuropathy. It causes sensory and motor disturbances. It is caused due to vitamin B12 deficiency. You can have gait disturbance, tingling, and numbness at extremities. There are many other causes to have peripheral neuropath...  Read Full »

Why do I have numbness in 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

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 »

Why am I having fluctuations in my heart rate every day?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old female with a weight of 65 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I have done a holter test when I was 24 years old. The doctor told me that I have tachycardia and he gave me Diltiazem. I quitted it after taking it for some days. During sleeping, my resting he...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems that you have a conduction abnormality. Our heart has a network of fibers that helps to conduct impulses through the heart and so it pumps blood to the body. When there is an abnormality in conduction, the heart rate goes up or down o...  Read Full »

Why do I have chronic back pain with tingling and numbness in my left leg?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34 years old. I have chronic back pain. I would like to have a second opinion about my last MRI scan. I have chronic back pain for the past five years. I have tingling and numbness in my left leg with pain on my big toe for the past three months. My report has the following feature...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Keyword - back pain Hello, Ideally I would have like to see the films myself as the interpretation of an opinion without clinical examination findings had a limited value. It is obvious from the report that the Neves care not being compressed either in the canal or in the lateral recess. The probl...  Read Full »

Are people with long-term diabetes more prone to neurological and psychological problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has long term diabetes for almost 40 years. She has walking difficulties for the last eight years. Initially, her walking becomes slow, and then she cannot move her feet. And now she cannot sit or stand by herself. She has no strength in her waist that she cannot sit without...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Possibly she might be having combination of multiple factors/reasons for her symptoms: 1. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy. 2. Vascular dementia (?Binswanger's disease). 3. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). 4. Cervical PIVD (prolapsed ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest diagnosis for weakness in legs and tingling in limbs.

Query: Hello doctor, I have muscle weakness in my right leg, numb and tingling in limbs. My right leg feels like it could buckle when I walk and cannot feel it when I scratch my calves. I am worried that I have something wrong with my nerves or I am developing something like MS or AlS.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms. As you mentioned that after your infection before few months, neuropathy came into play, I would like to know the details of neuropathy and its symptoms since that time. What symptoms had you developed at tha...  Read Full »

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