Patient Comments: Nerve Conduction Velocity Test - Experience


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Comment from: weepingwillow47, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I went for my nerve conduction velocity test today and was expecting the worst after reading comments left by other people. Everyone is different, but I had no pain whatsoever. The test was done on my legs and back. Please stop scaring people with all these negative comments.

Comment from: Hospitalmistake, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I had a total knee replacement and during the surgery, the anesthesiologist made a mistake while administering my femoral nerve block. My thigh and top part of leg is numb and I cannot lift my leg. Over a month later, I had an EMG (electromyogram) and NCS (nerve conduction study). The doctor who performed my tests said my EMG looked good. I didn't feel the needles. He performed the NCS on the opposite leg and it was somewhat painful. He apparently conducted the same test on my affected leg and I didn't even know he had tested it. I was just looking at these flat lines on the monitor when he said, 'there's nothing there.' I looked at him in shock because I felt absolutely nothing. After the test, the doctor who performed the test and a neurosurgeon informed me that I was showing improvement already. I looked at them both and asked how that was possible since this was the first time I had been tested. I asked if this wouldn't be my baseline. They sheepishly agreed and told me that if there was no change when I return for same test in 8 weeks, they would have to perform surgery to repair femoral nerve. Did I mention that both doctors work for the hospital that made the mistake in the first place!

Comment from: Judi , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 19

I have not had nerve conduction velocity test or any other. I have chest wall neuropathic pain from sternalis syndrome. I can’t find anyone to do any specific tests, e.g., skin punch biopsy or whatever. The pain is horrendous. No pathological cause has been found.

Comment from: Gaurav jain , 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

I am having a pain, warmness and irritation in both legs after the nerve conduction velocity test.

Comment from: Susan P, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

The nerve conduction velocity test wasn't pleasant but tolerable.

Comment from: patty j., 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I have pain going down the back of both my legs all the way to my heels. Some mornings I can't even get out of bed until I take my medicines. I also have neck and lower back pain, I am having a nerve conduction study done. They stuck me with needles with shock on my legs and feet. I go back tomorrow so they can do my arms. They said this was for my back, I don't understand what poking my arms is going to tell them about my back.


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