Neurologists treat nonsurgical disorders of the nervous system: brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles and pain.
Common neurological disorders include:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Brain tumors
- Dizziness & Syncope
- Gait disturbance
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Peripheral Nerve and Neuro Muscular disorders
- Tremors & ticks
If you have been given a new referral to the Neurology Clinic for the treatment of headaches, you will be asked to attend a Patient Education Headache Seminar. You may have been scheduled for a new patient appointment in the Neurology Clinic for a headache evaluation without attending the seminar. In either case, to assist your neurologist in the diagnosis and treatment of your headaches, please complete the Headache History Questionnaire. This process may take 10-15 minutes to complete.
- Autonomic Testing - Evaluation of the autonomic nervous system; testing includes blood pressure monitoring, pulse monitoring, response to deep breathing, and a tilt-table test.
- Botox Injections - Used for the treatment of migraine, neck and low back pain, neuropathic pain, spasticity, and movement disorders.
- ECoG - Electrocorticography, or intracranial EEG (iEEG) - using electrodes placed directly on the brain surface to record electrical activity from the brain. ECoG may be performed either in the operating room during surgery (intraoperative ECoG) or outside of surgery (extraoperative ECoG). Because a craniotomy (a surgical incision into the skull) is required to implant the electrode grid, ECoG is an invasive procedure. This procedure is performed in patients undergoing epilepsy surgery or resection of brain tumors.
- EEG - Electroencephalography Recording the brainwaves using electrodes placed on the scalp.
- EMG/NCV - Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Test Evaluation of the peripheral nervous system using a series of small shocks to test individual nerves and muscles. Small needles are also used to test the structure and function of muscles.
- Video - EEG monitoring (EMU)
- EP - Evoked Potential include visual evoked potentials (VEPs), somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs), and brainstem auditory evoked response (BAERs). These tests evaluate the pathways between our eyes, arms/legs, ears, and brain, respectively. The tests involve:
◦VEPs: watching a series of flashing lights; electrodes will be placed on your scalp.
◦SSEPs: small shocks will be administered to your arm and leg, and electrodes placed on your scalp will record brain activity.
◦BAERs: you will listen to a series of clicks while electrodes on your scalp record your brain activity.
- Lumbar Puncture - LP or spinal tap is a procedure that is performed in order to collect a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for analysis.
- MS Infusions - MS medications are given by infusion, which are administered intravenously (IV) directly into the bloodstream.
- Ophthalmology Visual Field Exam
- WADA - a test used to evaluate which side of the brain is responsible for language and memory function. The test is usually done prior to epilepsy surgery.