Reasons for Nerve Conduction Study

When your doctor informs you that you need the Nerve Conduction Study procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

Why Nerve Conduction Study is Performed

Reasons for Test

NCS is most often done to:

  • Aid in diagnosing the cause of pain, cramping, numbness, or weakness
  • Determine if nerves are working properly
  • Distinguish between muscle and nerve disorders
  • Monitor if a nerve is recovering from injury


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Reasons For Nerve Conduction Study
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Nerve Conduction Study Results
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