Nerve Conduction Test, It's not that bad

by Karen Taylor
(Salisbury, MD)

I had to go for a nerve conduction test. So before I went I read up on how it was done and the pain level that was expected. The stories I read were horrible so I was scared to death. Just to let you know I hate pain and will run from it if at all possible.

Once I went for the test they explained what was going to happen and what to expect I was still sceptical.

Once it was over I had to admit that it was not bad at all. The "shocks" felt like the shocks you get when you touch your car in the winter and get a shock just a little stronger. Nothing that was unbearable.

The "needles" they stick you with don't hurt. I knew that I was stuck but it wasn't bad. The only problem I had was about an hour after the test I got a headache that didn't go away until I went to bed and got up the next morning.

But if that's all the pain I had I could deal with that.

Where they stuck me with the needles I had bruising 2 of the three spots but not pain. The only pain I had through and after the test in my hand was what I already had.

If I had to go through the
test again for some reason would I? Yes!!!!

If you asked me that before I went for the test I would probably told you no I'll do this one but never again. After going through it it was nothing. I would do it again if I had to.


Joshua Answers:

Thanks for sharing Karen.

It's certainly not horrible for everyone, and thanks for describing your experience so well so others can see the range of what they have to expect.

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Jan 07, 2013
Addendum of tests not going well
by: The Tendontis Expert

I'm just adding this in here as it's been coming up lately.

Most people don't have a problem with nerve conduction tests, at least not enough that they'd write in about. Some do.

Here's a few examples of problematic nerve conduction tests.

Also, see: Pain From Hell From The Nerve Conduction Test

See: Why I am here today after a nerve test

Also, see: I won't lie my nerve conduction test was not pleasant I have actually had this test performed 3 times

Also, see: The Test Almost Made Me Throw Up

Jan 07, 2013
Hey out there, nerve conductiont est DIDN'T hurt :) :) :)
by: Carolyn

I have lots of muscle loss, numbness in legs & feet. Much weakness, that affects my balance. I get what I call electric shocks from low back thru legs ,and at times it feels like ice in places, mostly the thigh.

My hands and arms are also affected. Today I had nerve conduction test. It did not hurt:) I was very surprised after reading some of the "horror" stories. It felt like, no more than getting a shot in one place, and the rest didn't hurt at all. Don't be afraid by what some folks say.

The results aren't in yet. Yes I do all I can, but at the store (my wheelchair) is my way to go. Hope you will feel a bit easier. They do not try to impale or electrocute you. Keep smiling:)


Joshua Comments:

hi Carolyn. You didn't leave an email or check the notification box, so I hope you find this.

Hopefully your doctors are looking at nutritional insufficiency/deficiency as a source of your pain and problem.

Sep 11, 2013
Nerve conduction test next week, can anyone help me?
by: Jackie

I am having a nerve conduction test a week on thursday I am terified but it as got to be done I have seen a neuroligist which he thinks I have got neuropathy.

I have a burning sensation over my body my balance is not to good my spine hurts to the touch and burns and a prickling sensation my letter said the conduction will be on my lower limbs but will they be able to know if anything is coming from my spine as this is so painful thankyou

I will let you know how I get on.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Jackie.

How'd the nerve conduction test go?

What's your Vitamin D level? Some of the symptoms of Vit D deficiency are exactly what you describe (bone pain, loss of balance, nerve issue, etc).

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