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Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) Specialist

University Pain Medicine Center -  - Interventional Pain Management Physician

University Pain Medicine Center

Interventional Pain Management Physicians & Minimally Invasive Surgeons located throughout the state of New Jersey

When your symptoms suggest nerve damage or dysfunction, the physicians at the University Pain Medicine Center may perform a noninvasive nerve conduction study or NCS to identify the source and the extent of the problem. If you have symptoms such as pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness, call the office in Murray Hill, New York City, any location in New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online for a thorough evaluation.

Nerve Conduction Study

In preparation for the exam, the patient is positioned comfortably on an examination table. Electrodes are placed on the surface of the skin at various locations. During the exam, mild electrical currents are sent into the body through stimulating electrodes. These signals travel through the target nerve. After these signals have passed through the nerve, they are detected by recording electrodes. This provides a precise measurement of the speed and strength of the nerve’s response to direct stimulation. The physician can use this data to diagnose nerve dysfunction. When the exam is complete, the electrodes are removed. The patient is allowed to go home. Because the exam is noninvasive, the patient will experience no bruising or soreness.