Do you Experience
- Headaches, Neck or Back Pain?
- Leg Discomfort?
- Problems Sleeping?
- Memory Loss?
- Tremors, or Abnormal Shaking?
- Difficulty with Walking and Balance?
- Numbness or Tingling?
- Dizziness, or Loss of Consciousness?
- Difficulty Swallowing, Speaking or Writing?
- Muscle Weakness?
These are all symptoms of neurological disorders and there are over 600 known neurological disorders.
Neurology includes both the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. We understand that patients may have fears and anxieties about their symptoms. If you or a loved one are facing a neurological condition, precise diagnosis and treatment are of paramount importance. From evaluation to diagnosis to comprehensive treatment options, our team works collaboratively with each patient to develop an individualized treatment plan.
Our areas of specialty include:
Brain tumors occur when a mass of cells forms a growth on the brain. Brain tumors come in a variety of forms and can be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Treatment for brain tumors is dependent on a variety of factors including type of tumor, location, and size. The age and overall health of the patient may also affect treatment options.
Degenerative Brain Disorders
Degenerative brain disorders occur when neurons (nervous system cells) in the brain decline and die. These disorders can occur rapidly or over a long period of time, depending on the diagnosis and can be caused by illness, genetics or traumatic injury. As brain cells die, it can impact a person’s memory, speech, movement, and/or intellect. A comprehensive neurological evaluation is required for the proper diagnosis and treatment of a degenerative brain disorder.
Pediatric neurology disorders result from a dysfunction in a child’s brain which may lead to physical as well as developmental problems. Due to their continual forming brain, Infants, children, and teens have unique treatment needs. Our team of experts provide the diagnosis and care of several disorders including: epilepsy and seizure disorders, headaches, neuromuscular diseases, movement disorders, pediatric strokes, genetic disorders affecting the nervous system, developmental delays, disorders of muscle tone and other neuromuscular diseases.
Spinal Cord Tumors
Spinal cord tumors occur when a growth develops within the bones of your spine or your spinal cord and can be benign or malignant. Tumors can also develop directly on your spinal cord or vertebrae. If not treated, these tumors may cause chronic pain, neurological problems, paralysis and even permanent disability. Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or medication may be used to treat the condition.
Neurosurgical Procedures We Perform
Electrodiagnostic Studies (EDX) are used to determine the functionality of the bodies muscles and nerves. The two most common tests done by neurologists are
- Electromyography (EMG):
Electromyography tests are helpful when a patient experiences chronic back pain, numbness or tingling in the body. During the test, small, thin needles are placed on the nerve to record the electrical activity. By stimulating the nerve at various places, the doctor can determine the specific site of the injury.
- Nerve conduction studies (NCS):
Nerve conduction studies are used to determine whether a nerve is functioning correctly. During the test, the neurologist will tape electrodes to the skin to stimulate the nerve with an electric current. If the nerve is healthy, the electronic signal will travel at 120 MPH but if the nerve is damaged the signal will travel slower and weaker. The test is not painful; most patients are quite comfortable during the test.
Please let your doctor know if you are on blood thinning medication, are prone to infection or have a pace maker prior to the test.