# Localization of the nerve problem by nerve conduction test

Given that we know the affected root and dermatome, can the nerve conduction test be used to localize the site of the nerve problem? I mean can it tell the distance of the pathology compressing on the nerve from the skin surface?

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Evo
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Given that we know the affected root and dermatome, can the nerve conduction test be used to localize the site of the nerve problem? I mean can it tell the distance of the pathology compressing on the nerve from the skin surface?
Please post at least one study in a peer reviewed journal where this is discussed so that we do not have to guess what you mean. Thank you.

And members, please do not post guesses, let the OP post what he means.

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Please post at least one study in a peer reviewed journal where this is discussed so that we do no have to guess what you mean. Thank you.

And members, please do not post guesses, let the OP post what he means.
I asked a specific question and I dont have any reference for the answer which why I asked the question. If you have a specific answer (yes or no) just post it.

Evo
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I asked a specific question and I dont have any reference for the answer which why I asked the question. If you have a specific answer (yes or no) just post it.
No, you need to post a suitable reference for the question you are asking. Which nerve conduction test, there is more than one. It is for you to tell us exactly what you are asking, it is not for us to guess.

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I am interested to know if a signal processing technique can tell the location of the nerve impingement or compression from processing the nerve conduction test (NCT) signal. MRI sometimes fails to answer where the exact site of the compression along the nerve is.