Atlantic Endocrinology New York City

Nerve Conduction Study

Empowering Your Neurological Health with Precision and Care

At Atlantic Endocrinology, we understand the critical importance of accurate nerve health assessment. Our Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) represent the forefront of neurological diagnostics. Whether you’re grappling with neuropathic symptoms, diabetes, or other nerve-related conditions, our NCS provides essential insights into nerve function.

Utilizing the latest technology, our skilled endocrinologists and neurologists deliver precise, comprehensive evaluations. This crucial data aids in accurate diagnosis, effective treatment plans, and better management of your neurological health. Embrace a proactive approach to nerve care with Atlantic Endocrinology, where advanced technology meets compassionate care.

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Your Path to Enhanced Neurological Health: Our NCS Benefits

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Pinpoint nerve issues with precision for effective treatment.
  • Expert Team: Access to top endocrinologists and neurologists.
  • Advanced Technology: State-of-the-art equipment for comprehensive nerve analysis.
  • Personalized Care Plans: Tailored strategies to address your specific nerve health needs.
  • Improved Treatment Outcomes: Early and accurate detection leads to better management of conditions.

Our nerve conduction specialists

Atlantic Endocrinology is proud to have a team of highly qualified and passionate professionals. Our endocrinologists, neurologists, and healthcare staff are not only experts in their fields but are also deeply committed to providing empathetic and personalized care. With a focus on continuous learning and patient-centered approaches, our team is an invaluable ally in your neurological health journey.

Where are we located?

Visit Us at New york, Queens – Atlantic Endocrinology, Your Partner in Nerve Health.

Atlantic Endocrinology & Diabetes Center: Dr 1 FL, Rego Park

Atlantic Endocrinology & Diabetes Center: Rd Suite 103, Queens

Better Health managed by Atlantic Medical Management Corp.

Here is a short video to talk about nerve conduction study:

Nerve Conduction Testing, also known as a nerve conduction study (NCS), is a diagnostic test that determines the extent of nerve damage. Commonly referred to as a nerve conduction velocity, this test measures the speed at which an electrical impulse travel through a nerve.


At Atlantic Endocrinology & Diabetes Center procedures may vary depending on your condition and your physician’s practices.
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Generally, the procedure follows this process:

1. You will be asked to remove any clothing, jewelry, hairpins, eyeglasses, hearing aids, or other metal objects that may interfere with the procedure.
2. If you are asked to remove clothing, you will be given a gown to wear.
3. You will be asked to sit or lie down for the test.
4. A physician will locate the nerve(s) to be studied.
5. A recording electrode will be attached to the skin over the nerve with a special paste and a stimulating electrode will be placed at a known distance away from the recording electrode.
6. The nerve will be stimulated by a mild and brief electrical shock given through the stimulating electrode.
7. You may experience minor discomfort for a few seconds.
8. The stimulation of the nerve and the detected response will be displayed on an oscilloscope (a monitor that displays electrical activity in the form of waves).



We use nerve conduction studies for the evaluation of paresthesia (numbness, tingling, burning) and/or weakness of the arms and legs. Some of the common disorders we can diagnose or rule out by nerve conduction studies are:

• Peripheral neuropathy.
• Carpal tunnel syndrome.
• Ulnar neuropathy.
• Guillain-Barré syndrome.
• Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.
• Spinal disc herniation.
• Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
• Sciatic nerve problems.

During the test, the nerve is stimulated, usually with surface electrode patches attached to the skin. Two electrodes are placed on the skin over the nerve. One electrode stimulates the nerve with a very mild electrical impulse and the other electrode records it. The resulting electrical activity is recorded by another electrode. This is repeated for each nerve being tested.

The nerve conduction velocity (speed) is then calculated by measuring the distance between electrodes and the time it takes for electrical impulses to travel between electrodes.

A related procedure that may be performed is electromyography (EMG). An EMG measures the electrical activity in muscles and is often performed at the same time as NCV. Both procedures help to detect the presence, location, and extent of diseases that damage the nerves and muscles. Please see this procedure for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Nerve Conduction Study?

It’s a diagnostic test that measures the speed and strength of electrical signals in the nerves.

Why do I need an NCS?

It helps diagnose nerve damage or dysfunction and guides treatment for various conditions.

How do I prepare for the test?

Avoid lotions or oils on the skin; detailed instructions will be provided when you schedule.

How long does the test take?

Typically, it takes about 30 to 60 minutes.

Can NCS diagnose conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes, it’s effective in diagnosing carpal tunnel and similar conditions.