Nerve conduction study

Nerve conduction studies measure the electrical activity of nerves in your body. Small pads are placed on your skin and electrical current is sent between them and measured. The results of the study can tell your doctor if your nerves are working as expected. An EMG is often done along with a nerve conduction study.

Your nerves work because of electricity flowing through them. If the electricity doesn’t flow like it is supposed to, it can be a sign of a medical condition.

A nerve conduction study is done using small electrodes on the surface of your skin. Some of the electrodes sent electrical current and some receive and measure that electrical current. The doctor will look at the measurements as part of the process to diagnose your problem.

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