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HealthQuest Offering Pain Fiber Nerve Conduction Study for Accurate Assessment of the Source of Pain

Posted Mar 08 2013 6:18am
HealthQuest offers pf-ncs testing, the unique pain fiber nerve conduction study that can effectively identify nerve root lesions responsible for causing pain.

HealthQuest, the leading healthcare center located in Brooklyn, New York is now offering the advanced and highly accurate pain fiber nerve conduction study to help identify the source of pain. Pf-NCS testing is unique because it overcomes the limitations of EMG (Electrical Muscle Graph) and NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity) tests and helps accurately pinpoint the nerve root liaisons responsible for pain.

Many patients are unable to pinpoint the exact location from which their pain originates, often localizing to the wrong nerve or the wrong side. HealthQuest’s pf-NCS testing is an effective, painless and safe method to accurately identify, locate and quantify the source of the pain by measuring the sensory threshold.

Nerve conduction study can single out nerve root damage effectively. Unusually high NCS measures from the test suggest considerable nerve conduction loss whereas low NCS measures suggest a condition called hyperesthatic where the nerves might be irritated, inflamed and regenerating.

HealthQuest’s physicians are trained and experienced in neuromuscular diagnosis. They can conduct the pain fiber nerve conduction study to identify the right pain area and also to check if the patient’s symptoms realistically match the stated disability to carry on daily living and/or work routines.

Major benefits of HealthQuest nerve conduction study are

• Can precisely pinpoint spinal nerve root lesions and quantify it from slight to severe.
• Allows earlier identification of radiculopathy and neuropathy than with SSEP, NCV and EMG.
• Helps overcome the limitations of EMG (Electrical Muscle Graph) and NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity) tests.
• Serves as a check against malingering.
• Is easy and safe to use.

Through it reliable nerve conduction study, HealthQuest adheres to its commitment of providing world class healthcare with the latest diagnostic modalities.  Its trained professionals are focused on providing safe and result-oriented treatment and care in a comfortable ambience.

About HealthQuest

HealthQuest is a leading multi-specialty healthcare center in Brooklyn New York which offers latest in diagnostic performance, magnetic resonance imaging system and pain fiber nerve conduction study. For more information on the center’s physical therapy, pain management treatment and more, visit

Contact Information
3500 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Phone: (718) 769-2521

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