At Memorial Neurological Association, we evaluate and treat numerous neurological disorders including the following
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To ensure the quality and expedite patient care, Memorial Neurological Association performs necessary neurodiagnostic testing. They include:
This diagnostic test is used to study brain wave activity. It is most useful to evaluate seizures disorders.
Electromyography measures the tiny electrical discharges produced in muscles. A thin-needle electrode is inserted into the muscles your doctor wants to
study. An instrument records the electrical activity in your muscle at rest and as you contract the muscle. This test can help
determine if muscle damage has occurred. The nerve conduction study, measures the speed (velocity) at which nerves carry electrical
signals. A nerve conduction study is similar to an EMG but doesn?t involve needle electrodes. By calculating the time it takes
for the signal to travel between electrode sites, a doctor can determine how fast the signal travels. In some nerve disorders,
the speed of the signal is dramatically slower.
A wand-like device (transducer) sends high-frequency sound waves into your neck. The sound waves pass through tissue and then return, creating on-screen
images that delineate any narrowing or clotting in your carotid arteries.
A wand-like device (transducer) sends high-frequency sound waves into your head. The sound waves pass through tissue and then return, creating on-screen
images that delineate any narrowing or clotting in your arteries.
A series of electrophysiologic tests help evaluate the function of specific elements of the nervous system.
- Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER)
- Visual evoked response (VER)
- Somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP)
- Evoked pudendal
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -
This technique utilizes the properties of magnetic fields to image the brain and spinal cord to help diagnose neurological disorders.
- Computerized tomography or computer axial tomography (CT or CAT scan)
- Sleep studies
This diagnostic test is used to determine cognitive functioning of the brain. It is mostly useful to assist the physician in diagnosing memory loss. Testing
is done using a computer to answer questions. Time: 60 minutes
This diagnostic test uses a camera placed over the face to determine what is causing dizziness. The patient will be asked to move into several different
positions during the test. Time: 60 minutes
Botox and Myobloc Injections
Botulinum toxin injections are used to treat a variety of disorders related to abnormal muscle contractions and pain. Botox is the trade name for botulinum toxins A and Myobloc is the trade name for botulinum toxins B, which are forms of a naturally occurring substance derived from a type of food poisoning called botulism.
Botox injections are used to treat a broad range of conditions. These include:
- Dystonia - involuntary, rhythmic contractions of the muscles. Dystonia may occur in the arms, legs or in the neck. When it occurs in the neck, it is called cervical dystonia.
- Spasticity - a disorder where muscles in certain parts of the body are permanently contracted or tightened and unable to relax.
- Headaches - Botox is used to treat both migraine and tension headaches.
- Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasms - A condition in which the eyelid and the muscles in the face are affected.