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American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis

I went to the neurologist today for an EMG (electromyography) and NCS (nerve conduction study). The purpose of these procedures was to test for, and document, neuropathy...

The nurse conducted the NCS first. They stick various sensors on to you and zap you in places with electricity to measure how long it takes the electricity to travel down your nerves to the sensor they placed on you.

It hurts.

In reading about the test beforehand, people likened it to a static electricity shock that you get in the winter. Ummm…not quite. A lot worse.

One time when I was teaching chemistry, I was demonstrating to my students how to use a conductivity tester. Like a dummy,…

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 American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis

The American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis offers quality state-of-the-art education, consulting, and business services to healthcare workers throughout the world. The educational programs provided by the American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis (AACE) foster clinical and professional excellence in clinical electrophysiology (Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies) as well as a life-long pursuit of continued technical and professional development.

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