Nerve Conduction Velocity

Nerve conduction velocity (NCV), also called electroneurography or nerve conduction study, is a test used to measure the speed of conduction of electrical impulse through a nerve. It is done to diagnose nerve damage and destruction. NCV can be used to diagnose conditions like herniated disk disease, sciatica, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Guillian-Barre syndrome.

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Does twitching in the calf muscle mean I have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female and I am afraid I have ALS. This started with twitching in my right calf muscle two months ago and that has now spread to everywhere. A clinical exam showed slightly asymmetrical brisk knee reflex, and it is brisker on the right leg where it bothers me, not ...  Read Full »


Dr. M. A. Toyeb, Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can completely understand your concern. First of all, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a condition which requires time to diagnose especially when it is in the initial stages. You said you experience twitching in your muscles. Do you have any other problems...  Read Full »

I do usually feel tired and lazy. How can I improve?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a full blood count done and the report mentioned that there were microcytic normochromic cells noted. What does the report mean? Am I anemic or vitamin deficient? What do I do to get better? What are the concerning signs from this report? I do usually feel fatigued and lazy. How can...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Microcytic RBC (red blood cell) means that the size of the RBC is decreased. Usually, it is seen in iron deficiency anemia. But, your hemoglobin level is within the range. So, anemia is ruled out. Excess stress, anxiety, being overworked, lack of exercise, lack of slee...  Read Full »

How do I cure the electric current-like sensation in the right side of my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with anxiety for almost a year now. I have also been having weird electric current type zapping, which is very uncomfortable and painful. They go through the whole right side of my body, sometimes coming and going for minutes. I think it is from my anxiety, and no...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been prescribed an anti-psychotic and anti-depressant as well as Chlordiazepoxide for your problem in the past.This type of presentation can be due to severe anxiety. But, before labeling anxiety as the cause, all the neurological causes like neuropathy has ...  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 icliniq.com. 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), twice a day. Co...  Read Full »

Is the numbness in my right leg a normal symptom of peroneal neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, I got peroneal neuropathy after bariatric surgery. I have lost 97 lbs in the last six months, and all of a sudden, I was diagnosed with peroneal neuropathy in my right leg. My right leg was numb from the knee down all through my toes, but now the numbness has subsided and only my big toe ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Foot drop and impaired sensation on the outer side of the leg below the knee is possible by common peroneal neuropathy. But same can also happen by the involvement of partial sciatic nerve involvement or lumbar plexus involvement or the involvement of roots coming...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Will essential tremor cause post-micturition dribble with a diminished sense of smell?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old male who was diagnosed with essential tremor six years ago. Presently, I have tremors only in my right hand and thumb, but it feels like my entire body wants to move. Before, I used to get tremors on some movement, but nowadays, it is present even while at rest. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the history which you have provided, it seems to be a progressive neurological condition. Essential tremor is diagnosed when there is no pathology in the brain, and the cause is idiopathic or unknown. But in your case, it is a bit of concern as you have developed...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have numbness after undergoing a lymph node biopsy?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had an open lymph node biopsy with lymph node extraction. Since the moment I woke up from the general anesthesia, I realize that my trapezius muscle is not functional and my ear is numb. My doctor, who is a qualified ENT specialist, told me that it is unlikely to be an accesso...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The trapezius is supplied by accessory nerve, which also supplies sternocleidomastoid muscle. In the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your right trapezius fold is diminished compared to the left. Accessory never injury during surgical ...  Read Full »

How long does cheeks muscle spasm, a side effect of Paroxetine, last?

Query: Hi doctor, After taking Paroxetine 20 mg for GAD, I had three side effects. The two side effects are diffculty in sleeping and lack of appetite. The two were manageable. The third one was a mild spasm in my cheeks. Sometimes, I have tightness and sometimes it seems to be relaxed. These side effects...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your spasms persist for a long time, I suggest you consult a psychiatrist for an alternative option. If you do not want to change Paroxetine, you can try taking calcium supplements for a few months as sometimes spasms can get improved after taking it. You can do NCV ...  Read Full »

Can penile sensitivity be lost after a trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a traumatic stretch injury in my penis 11 weeks ago where I lost all touch sensitivity over my entire penis. The sensation of temperature and pain were unaffected. I have had nerve conduction studies done (uploaded for your review), and I was told that the results are in the normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I understand, you had a stretch injury 11 weeks ago, leading to the entire loss of touch to the entire penis, though the sensation of temperature and pain are present. This is called a dissociated sensation, whereby the touch sensation is lost, but pain and temperatu...  Read Full »

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