A nerve conduction velocity study (NCS) tests how fast electrical impulses travel from one point to another on a specific nerve pathway. NCS can be used for a multitude of diagnostic purposes. NCS help detects and locate damage to a nerve so that the proper treatment protocol can be discussed with a patient. Often, the results from an NCS are compared with those of an electromyography (EMG) test to determine if a patient has a muscle, neuromuscular junction or a nerve disorder. If you are looking for more information on nerve conduction velocity studies on Long Island, contact us here.
How does an NCS work?
During an NCS, recording and stimulating electrodes are placed on the skin, through which electric impulses are generated and recorded. The size, timing, and speed of the impulse are recorded and interpreted by Dr. Resnick as they compared to normative data.
What are some of the conditions which NCS test for?
The following conditions can be tested for and possibly diagnosed with an NCS:
- Entrapment neuropathies like Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Acquired neuropathies like Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Radiculopathies as seen in Herniated Disc disease
- Sciatic nerve-related issues
- Degree and severity of Various traumatically induced Nerve injuries
- Familial congenital neuropathies like Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
What are some of the advantages of having an NCS?
Besides the possibility of ruling out or diagnosing a disease, locating and determining the extent, degree, and severity of a disease, NCS offer other benefits as well. No drugs or sedation are required for the test to be done, and it is done right in your office. In the case that you are looking for nerve conduction velocity studies on Long Island, contact us here.
NCS are non-invasive and involve a minimal amount of discomfort. The test doesn’t require any downtime, so you may continue on with your daily activities the same day as the procedure.
Resnick Electrodiagnostic Consultative Services offers nerve conduction velocity studies on Long Island in a mobile setting for your diagnostic convenience. We also offer a host of other electrodiagnostic services including electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG), Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) and more. All of our services can be provided to your Long Island or New York City locations. Contact us today!