What is a Nerve Conduction Test?
Nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG) are tests (Nerve Conduction Test) of the peripheral nervous system and muscular systems. These tests allow for the neurologist to evaluate whether a patient’s peripheral nervous system and muscles are functioning properly, and more specifically, allows the neurologist to localise nerve and muscle dysfunction accurately and with precision.
When the peripheral nervous system is injured and/or there is muscular dysfunction, patients tend to experience symptoms such as;
- Numbness, tingling, pins and needles
Nerve conduction studies and EMG testing helps us to localise the site of nerve injury, as well as quantify its severity and treat it in an appropriate way.