About the Tests:
is a neurological test to help evaluate muscle and nerve function. There are
two parts to this test. In all, you should be at our laboratory for
approximately one and a half to two hours.
The Nerve Conduction Study:
During this portion, electrical impulses are employed to
stimulate various nerves to determine how well they are working. Dr.
Spokoyny, a Diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
and a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular &
Electrodiagnostic Medicine, performs the nerve conduction study. Prior to the
test, the skin over the area to be stimulated is cleansed with alcohol
and surface electrodes are applied. Please do not use lotion on your skin
before the test. When your nerves are stimulated, you will experience a
mild sensation in the arm or leg being tested. Many people get used to the
sensations to some degree as the testing continues.
do not apply lotions to your skin on the day of the examination.
A small pin is inserted into
various muscles by Dr. Spokoyny for a detailed study of the
activity of individual muscle fibers. Please feel free to ask the doctor
questions at any time during the test. The doctor will tell you how to
obtain your test results.
AFFILIATED NEUROLOGY CENTER
25982 Pala, Suite 150
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Tel: (949) 586-5500