Contact us 0345 602 8179
phone

It is often performed before an electromyography (EMG) to diagnose and treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve injury or sciatica.  

What happens during a nerve conduction study?

A technician will place small pads with metal discs called electrodes over the nerve being tested. They will also place electrodes on the muscles supplied by the nerve. The electrodes are connected to a machine that can send electric signals to the areas and record the activity.

During the test several electric shocks are produced via the electrodes. The time it takes for the muscle to contract (tighten) is recorded. Don’t worry, the shocks are very small and should only produce a slight tingling sensation.

The nerves in the opposite side of your body may also be tested for a comparison.

Nerve conductions studies are usually performed as an outpatient meaning you can go home the day of the test.

The technician may be able to tell you the results of the test before you leave. A complete report on your nerve conduction study will be sent to the consultant that ordered the test.


Find your nearest hospital that provides this test
Brentwood  

Shenfield Road, Brentwood, CM15 8EH

01277 695695
Overall rating Good
Cardiff and Vale  

Cardiff Bay Hospital, Dunleavey Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0SN

02920 836700
Derby  

Rykneld Road, Derby, DE23 4SN

01332 540100
Overall rating Good
Haywards Heath  

Burrell Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1UD

01444 456999
Overall rating Good
Leeds  

2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB

01133 882 067
Overall rating Outstanding
Leicester  

Scraptoft Lane, Leicester, LE5 1HY

Enquiries 0300 1311416
Overall rating Good
North Staffordshire  

Clayton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 4DB

01782 625431
Overall rating Good
Tunbridge Wells  

Kingswood Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4UL

01892 531111
Overall rating Good
Warwickshire  

The Chase, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa, CV32 6RW

01926 427971
Overall rating Good
Wessex  

Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 2DW

02380 266 377
Overall rating Good
Wolverhampton  

Wood Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8LE

01902 793 269
Overall rating Good

Get in touch

Fill in an enquiry form below or call us

Thank you

A member of the team will respond to you soon.

To continue to receive communications from Nuffield Health about our exclusive offers, products and services, then please tell us how you'd like to be contacted by ticking the relevant boxes below:

On occasion Nuffield Health may contact you with pertinent service information in regards to services we provide. Note that you can either amend or withdraw your consent at any time.

For information about where your personal data may be processed, how it may be processed and for details of our Data Protection Officer, please see our Privacy Policy.