Brooklyn, New York (PressExposure) March 14, 2013 -- HealthQuest offers pf-NCS testing, the advanced, safe and effective pain fiber nerve conduction study that is helping to accurately locate the source of chronic pain.
HealthQuest, a leading multi-specialty health care center located in Brooklyn, New York now offers pain fiber nerve conduction study (pf-NCS testing). This unique diagnostic modality can accurately identify, locate and quantify the pain by pinpointing the right nerve root level.
In many cases, patients fail to pinpoint the source of their pain and often end up localizing it to the wrong nerve root level. Electrical muscle graph (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) have limited success in assessing small pain fibers. Diminished A-delta function is an excellent indicator for identifying nerve injury. Pf-NCS testing is effective because it can measure the diminished function of A-delta fibers following injury. Finding the right point of pain allows treatment to be administered before the condition worsens.
Pf-NCS testing works by comparing right and left profile thus finding out nerve root damages. Typically high NCS measures suggest considerable nerve conduction loss where as unusually low NCS measures suggest a hyperesthetic condition which is an indicator of irritated, regenerating and inflamed nerves.
The pf-NCS test can
- Precisely identify the nerve root lesion and quantify it from slight to severe.
- Allow early identification of radiculopathy and neuropathy
- Overcome the limitations of EMG (Electrical Muscle Graph) and NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity) tests
- Help the physician identify a target and evaluate the results of interventional pain procedures
- Measure pain in a quick, non-invasive, pain-free objective way
- Rule out malingering
The pain fiber nerve conduction study offered at HealthQuest benefits patients with radiating symptoms following trauma and symptoms not helped by conservative care.
The multi-specialty team includes expert physicians who are trained in neuro-muscular diagnosis. Patients are carefully evaluated to see if they are candidates for the pf-NCS test. Patient history and the conditions surrounding the onset of symptoms are considered before pain fiber nerve conduction study is conducted.
3500 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
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