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Nerve conduction studies evaluate the function of the peripheral nerves. In the clinical practice, the function of the motor nerves is the most commonly evaluated. The measurement is done while the the patient is under general anesthesia. Two small needles are inserted near the nerve and the nerve is stimulated with low electrical current. The stimulation of the nerve initiates muscle contraction. Distance from the stimulation to the recording site is measured as well as time needed for impulse to arrive to the muscle. Changes in the nerve conduction velocity indicate damage to the axon of the nerve, to its myelin sheath or both. Nerve conduction velocity helps to confirm the presence of the peripheral nerve disease and to choose the right nerve for the further investigation such as nerve biopsy.

Neurology

Neurology is the study of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and the junctions between nerves and muscles. Disorders of the nervous system can be very complex, with subtle signs, and frequently require specialized diagnostic procedures and advanced imaging to diagnose. Veterinary neurologists use highly specialized equipment to diagnose and treat...

Our Neurology Services

BAER Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential Testing
Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection and Analysis
Dorsal Laminectomy (cervical and lumbosacral)
Electromyography EMG

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