What Tests Detect Nerve Damage?


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Deborah Wacker Profile
Deborah Wacker answered
Usually a Dr will start with a EMG and that's just tiny electrodes he places on certain areas on the part you are have your symptoms on. This test fires if you will a tiny amount of electrostatic thru these electrodes to see how that particular nerve reacts. Don't worry its not painful, just a funny feeing where the electrode is placed. Of coarse there are other tests, but this is the basic one.   Please rate my answer
wilbert u can call me sue Profile
There are a battery of test, many which a neurologist will perform to determine nerve damage and the extent of it.  Is this for yourself or family member? If so, check with doctor or clinic for a referral

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