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Chronic Pain | Last Active: Dec 4, 2016 | Replies (32)

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 I have peripheral neuropathy  from my neck to my hand . Severe pain all the time and waiting for one more conductive nerve study test to be done hopefully this week. this has been a nightmare and also bed ridden because if I stand up my arm fills up and doesn’t drain properly.The pain medication I”m on makes nauseous. i’ve been suffering since 2012 progressively , i’m just praying that Dr. Murray MD. fixes the problem after this KMG nerve conduction nerve test . Everyone at the clinic is in my prayers and are in pray chains all over the world.    

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Sorry, II should have replied to your post. Please see my post below this. Blessings. Andrea

Can I ask a question. I’m due to have nerve conduction tests run…. how basis the pain from having those tests?

Here is some information about nerve conduction study from Johns Hopkins http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/neurological/nerve_conduction_velocity_ncv_92,p07657/

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 NCS. Both procedures help to detect the presence, location, and extent of diseases that damage the nerves and muscles. In this video, Dr. Eric Sorenson from the Mayo Clinic discusses the EMG (Electromyography) test.

I’m not sure I understood your question. Does the video provide the info you were looking for?

I’m due to have nerve conduction studies…. could u tell me how bad the process is and how bad it hurts?

Hello @tbeckys, the nerve conduction test is not as bad as it sounds. I had an EMG last March and it was relatively painless. On a scale of 0 to 10 for me I would give it a 0 since the short bursts don’t bother me if I know they are coming. There are couple of times you may feel a small jolt but the folks running the tests will prepare you and let you know when to expect a little shock. The whole process was less than 30 minutes or so if I remember correctly. Mayo Clinic is really good at running these tests.