Injuries and illnesses can greatly affect how your nerves function, which is why a nerve latency test may be included as part of you diagnosis.
A record of the electrical activity of your peripheral nerves and muscles can detect neuromuscular disorders that affect skeletal muscle fibers, nerve impulses to the muscles and central nervous system, and voluntary muscle reflex activity. Nerve conduction velocity can detect nerve compression or trauma by evaluating the speed of the conduction of motor and sensory fibers in the peripheral nerves.
With nerve function testing, we are able to assess the condition of your nerves and muscles and to check for damage. If any abnormalities are found, we can even gauge the severity and extent.
The ability of a nerve to swiftly and properly transmit an impulse down its length, and to pass on the impulse to the adjacent nerve or to a connection muscle in which it is embedded, is vital to the performance of many activities in the body.
When proper functioning of nerves, does not occur, as can happen due to accidents, infections, or progressive and genetically based diseases, the proper treatment depends on an understanding of the nature of the problem. The nerve conduction study is one tool that a clinician can use to assess nerve function. Often, the nerve conduction study along with other procedures provide vital information on the functioning nerves and muscles.
Evaluating your nerve function
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