Quantitative Reflex Testing

This technique utilises a Bruel & Kjaer precision instrument which enables finely-controlled tendon stimulation. This measures the entire nerve pathway from the tendon to the spinal cord as well as the returning motor signal which produces the reflex response. The latency (timing) and the amplitude (strength) of the reflex responses can reveal abnormalities such as nerve root lesions which cannot be detected by NCS.