I've been scheduled for one, and I just want to know what I should expect and also if it hurts.
I googled 'nerve compression test' yesterday for your Q, and only found "EMG" tests, does that sound like the right test that was ordered, a test to determine if you have nerve damage?
If so, I can only tell you about my experience with an EMG. It was uncomfortable, and a bit time consuming. Doc's use needles to locate damaged nerves. I know how draconian that sounds. There are needles and electrodes and it looks much more frightening than it is!!
Did your doc tell you not to take ANY pain meds before the test? That part is important, if he/she did tell you not to take even tylenol then it sounds like an EMG.
Be brave rockgal, you'll survive this and you can come back here and tell me what a whimp I was during my test!! Also, let us know the results of your test if you need support.
sweet lemon (p.s. I may be way off on my answer, one of our nurses that belong to this site may answer and discover my gaff)
My friend SL is right on with her answer. They are called nerve conduction studies or EMG's. They insert a teeny tiny needle into the part of you boday being test in different areas for certain merves. It can be uncomfroatble , but try to do you best to let them cconduct the test. It may determine your condition, or whether surgery is needed etc... Mary
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