Many primary care physicians are unfamiliar with neurophysiological tests, and their utility in the diagnosis of focal nerve compressions and various neurological conditions.
This review aims to cover the science behind the art, as well as the indications and limitations, of these tests.
Nerve conduction studies
Nerve conduction studies involve the surface delivery of small electrical pulses and measurement of the resulting electrical responses.
In essence, the test is divided into the study of motor and sensory nerves, and