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Nerve Conduction Test


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I HAD THE PAINFUL nerve conduction test done the other day. For those who never had this done, it is very painful. They stick needles and shock various parts of your body to see if you have nerve damage. Basically you could do the same thing by sticking your finger in a electrical socket( DON'T try this-just giving an example) The VA had out sourced this test to another private hospital as they were understaffed. Bottom line-technician said she could see I had this with out even giving me this test. Told me you could get this by having diabetic, pre-diabetic, or having been an alcholic. Since I wasn't able to do the comp exam for the same test which is under an appeal, I wonder If they will accept a non comp exam test?

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Isnt that test fun? I had one of those a few months ago. Mine came back inconclusive but I have small fiber neuropathy, I think, not large fiber, just in my lower extremities from a back injury. Good luck!

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That test is a blast :smile: They stuck that darn needle very deep into my legs and I did not feel a thing.

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I remember having my test. I was trying to find the office down in the basement of the VA hospital and asked for directions....and they VA staff said "oh, you're here for THAT test!"

HATED that test!

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I don't think I could handle this test. My body jumps all over the place, causing my kids to fall on floor laughing, with a EMG alone!!!! I hate to see what this test cause me to do...:wacko:

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Oh YES!!! I was lucky enough to get those tests done twice. Fun aren't they? Abnormal results for me...surgeon says PN, but I am not an alcoholic, nor a diabetic so who know's...I've got an appointment with a neurologist coming up to figure out what the hell is going on now.

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I HAD THE PAINFUL nerve conduction test done the other day. For those who never had this done, it is very painful. They stick needles and shock various parts of your body to see if you have nerve damage. Basically you could do the same thing by sticking your finger in a electrical socket( DON'T try this-just giving an example) The VA had out sourced this test to another private hospital as they were understaffed. Bottom line-technician said she could see I had this with out even giving me this test. Told me you could get this by having diabetic, pre-diabetic, or having been an alcholic. Since I wasn't able to do the comp exam for the same test which is under an appeal, I wonder If they will accept a non comp exam test?

I have had the needle one twice! Hubby just had his second one a few weeks ago. They used a prod like a stun gun.

He said it did not hurt (and he is a big baby, lol). Dr. told he had neuropathy due to alcohol.....LMAO he might drink 2 glasses of wine a week! Surely it wouldn't have anything to do with being shot down in a helicopter 3 times and landing on his head! I get sooooooo PO'd at these VA doctors! They act like our Veterans benefits are coming out of their own pockets! aaaarrrrgggghhhh!

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