Home Services Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) / Electromyography (EMG)

Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) / Electromyography (EMG)

Description of Test

Your skin will be cleaned. Electrodes will be taped to the skin along the nerves that are being studied. A small stimulus will be used to apply an electric current. It will cause the nerves to activate. The electrodes will measure the current that travels down the nerve pathway. The current will be slower and weaker if your nerve is damaged. Stimulus will be used at different places to find the site of the damage.

Nerve conduction studies are often done along with electromyography (EMG).

Prior to Test

Do not use any creams, moisturizers, or powders on your skin. Wear loose fitting clothing.

After Test

You will be able to get back to your daily activities after the test is complete.

How Long Will It Take?

About 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Will It Hurt?

You will feel mild discomfort from the stimulation. It should not be very painful.


Your provider will study the details from the test. A report should be ready within a few days. Your provider will review your results with you at your next follow up appointment.

(NCS) / (EMG) Video

(NCS) / (EMG) Video

Related Posts

Cutting-Edge Pain Management Solutions: Diving Deeper into MILD, Viadisc, DiscFX, and Spinal Cord Stimulation During Pain Awareness Month

At Clearway Pain Solutions, our commitment goes beyond traditional pain management. We constantly embrace and advocate for the latest advancements in the field. As September is Pain Awareness Month, we delve deeper into four revolutionary procedures that have transformed lives: MILD, Viadisc, DiscFX, and spinal cord stimulation. “These newer procedures rely on cutting edge technological […]

Navigating the Different Types of Pain

Did you know there are different kinds of pain? As we delve deeper into Pain Awareness Month, let’s simplify and understand these types better

Pain Awareness Month: Shining a Light on the Unseen with Clearway Pain Solutions

September is Pain Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the widespread and often invisible issue of chronic pain, and how it affects countless individuals daily.

Request an Appointment

Are you ready to alleviate your pain and restore your physical function so you can live your best life – the one you want and deserve? The entire Clearway team is ready to help.

To request an appointment, please click the button below. You will be routed to our Patient Portal, where you can register with us by providing us with some basic information. We will get back as quickly as possible to set up and confirm your appointment day and time. Just below the form, we provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, as well.

Any Questions?