If you’re experiencing muscle weakness, tingling, numbness, or sciatica, you might be a good candidate for a nerve conduction study (NCS). As part of the electrodiagnostic medicine offered at Point Performance, this nerve test is simple – it uses an electric current to the arm to check for reaction. It can determine whether you’re suffering from a variety of conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy, spinal stenosis, or neuropahty, among others.
In this video, Dr. Mark Klaiman, MD, demonstrates how the exam works and walks you through the process. It is actually one part of a two-part exam (the other half being a needle electromyography test). His goal is to alleviate any fears that patients might have prior to the exam and to show its simplicity and effectiveness.