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Pf-NCS testing is an advanced, pain free procedure that can effectively locate the source of pain. This permits successful pain management.

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  1. 1. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 Who Benefits from pf- NCS Testing?Pf-NCS testing is an advanced, pain freeprocedure that can effectively locate thesource of pain. This permits successful painmanagement.Physicians treating patients suffering fromacute or chronic pain usually have a difficulttime determining which nerve is the source ofpain. Patients may not able to determine theexact location or source of their pain. EvenEMG (Electrical Muscle Graph) and NCV (NerveConduction Velocity) tests are guided by thephysical examination and therefore havelimitations when it comes to accuratelydetecting the nerve that causes pain. Thenovel PF-NCS testing or pain fiber nerveconduction study offers a solution to this. Anon-invasive, highly objective and pain freeneuro-diagnostic test, it can help locate,identify and quantify the pain caused by anynerve root lesion. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  2. 2. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521Are You a Candidate for PF-NCS testing?Not everyone is a candidate for pain fibernerve conduction study. The need for a pf-NCStest is supported by following indications withsymptoms such as pain, numbness and/ortingling:- Radiating symptoms following trauma- Symptoms not resolved by conservative care- Radiation aggravated by motion or position- Axial symptoms that are more than twomonths old- Symptoms with associated weaknessIn such cases, PF-NCS testing can helpdetermine the distribution of sensorydysfunction, measure the extent of sensoryabnormality, determine the progression orrate of recovery, help in the prognosis ofsensory complaints, and so on. This test isoffers a greater rate of success in the earlydetection of radiculopathy and neuropathywhen compared to NCV, EMG and SSEP(Somatosensory Evoked Potentials). http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  3. 3. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521Benefits of Pain Fiber Nerve ConductionStudy • Effectively locates the source of pain: Studies reveal that patients have difficulty locating the pain point, especially in the case of neck and back pain. This is because when pain increases, the sensitivity of the nerves that transmit the pain signals decreases. Patients usually end up pointing out the wrong nerve as the source of their pain. This can lead to wrong diagnosis and wrong treatment, worsening the pain and eventually resulting in the need for expensive surgery. The PF-NCS test works with three electrodes to help localize the pain. • Detects the severity of pain: Quantifying the damage caused to nerve can help physician customize the treatment. Pain fiber nerve conduction study can effectively single out the damaged nerve and quantify the lesion numerically ranging from slight to severe. This can be very helpful in spinal nerve root diagnosis. NCS tests have the capability to measure all the major peripheral nerves with 95% sensitivity. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521
  4. 4. http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521 • Allows early detection of radiculopathy and neuropathy: Pain fiber nerve conduction study works better than SSEP and NCV when it comes to the early detection of radiculopathy and neuropathy. EMG relies heavily on nerve demyelination/degeneration and it can take up to a month to detect these ailments. On the other hand, the pf-NCS test can effectively identify such nerve-related issues in advance.To know if you are the right candidate for pf-NCS testing, consult a licensed painmanagement specialist at a multi-specialtyhealthcare center.Posted by: HealthQuesthttp://www.hqbk.com/ http://www.hqbk.com/ 1-718-769-2521

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