At our neurologist office, we offer a variety of procedures to help diagnose and treat neurological conditions. Learn more about some of the types of procedures we offer below.
An EEG is a test to find problems related to electrical activity of the brain. An EEG tracks and records brain wave patterns. Small metal discs with thin wires (electrodes) are place on the scalp, and then send signals to a computer to record the results. This test helps diagnose epilepsy, brain tumors, and other brain disorders.
Nerve Conduction Velocity and Electromyogram (NCV/EMG)
Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) are electrodiagnostic tests that measure the electrical activity of muscles and nerves. An EMG can help diagnose several injuries or diseases that affect your motor nerves and muscles. It can help determine the presence, location and extent of these injuries and diseases.
Botulinum Injection (Botox)
Botulinum toxin can be used to treat a variety of neurological and medical conditions, including the follow:
Chronic migraine headaches
Dystonia - a neurological disorder that causes severe muscle spasms and contractions
Spasticity - an abnormal increase in muscle tone or stiffness
Blepharospasm - involuntary spasmodic contraction of the muscle encircling the orbit or the eyelids
Tinnitus - a condition with a constant ringing in the ear in the absence of an external source
Interested in getting Botox? Ask your healthcare provider if you are qualified at your next appointment!
Carotid ultrasound is a safe, painless procedure that uses sound waves to examine the blood flow through the carotid arteries. With this information, your healthcare provider can determine whether you need lifestyle changes, medicines, or a procedure to cut down your risk of a stroke. This will also allow your healthcare provider to see how well your blood travels through your two carotid arteries, which take blood to your brain.
Portable Sleep Study
A Portable Sleep Study is a simplified version of an overnight, attended sleep study that focuses on nocturnal breathing. These portable sleep studies are only used to diagnose sleep apnea.
If you've been scheduled for a portable sleep study, you'll need to pick up the equipment from our office. You'll meet with our tech to learn how to properly place the sensors and start the study.
Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP)
Somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) is a type of neurophysiologic test that measures the electrical activity in the brain in response to sensory stimulation of peripheral nerves.
SSEP tests are used to diagnose and monitor a variety of neurological conditions such as:
Spinal cord injuries