Once was enough with the nerve conduction test
It's been about 7 years since I had a nerve conduction test so I don't remember all the details.
I went to the doctor complaining about a patch of numbness on my shoulder blade. I have since learned to say a lack of sensation because I had a neurologist give me lidocaine patches to take away the sensation I had. Clearly, he didn't understand/wasn't listening. I never went back to him after that.
Before the lidocaine, he sent me for a nerve conduction test. I recall that they measured the time it took for my muscles in my arm/hand to react to the signal sent from ??? either my neck or upper back. I recall strong contractions of the muscles. I didn't cry, it wasn't as bad as some other's descriptions but it absolutely sucked. I can sympathize with anyone getting shock treatment or tazed.
My results said there was nothing wrong with my nerves. When the fascial release therapist suggested retesting a different spot, I refused.
In hind sight, I don't understand how the reaction of my fingers and arm would indicate a problem in the nerve endings on my back. Again, clearly, the doctor wasn't listening.
Thanks for sharing.
Yeah...doctors only know what they know, and they're very much creatures of habit. Or at least, creatures of
'standard of care' practices.
And, every practitioner is created a little differently, some better than others.
I see it all the time with Tendonitis
sufferers. They get the -same- routine from the doctors, no matter what, whether it works or not.
I will say that it's all connected, nerve/body wise. An electrical disruption on the back can affect the arms, and vice versa, but I nerve impulse test isn't going to find that.
And yikes, really! Can you imagine getting tazed??----------------------
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