Neurology Medical Center Treatments And Services
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Please feel confident that this test has been performed and processed efficiently and effectively. Our doctors are highly trained with the latest technology. Our system is used to screen for spike detection, through highly sophisticated software.
This EEG Amplifier programs each channel to provide the cleanest signal possible, with the least amount of artifact.
Acute & Chronic Headache
The EEG or Electroencephalogram is used to help diagnose the presence of
seizure disorders, confusion, head injuries, brain tumors, degenerative
diseases, infections, and metabolic disturbances that affect the brain.
Here at the Neurology Medical Center, we have an in-house EEG machine that
provides some of the latest advancements and features in EEG technology to
help better measure and diagnose a multitude of possible neurological
How long does the standard EEG test take?
The test varies from patient to patient, but most are completed within
Do I need to undergo EEG testing?
Seizures are the most common cause of performing an EEG test.
However other symptoms are often seen as requiring EEG testing as well,
. Lapse of Consciousness
. Change in Behaviors
. Mental Symptoms
. Sensory Changes
Your physician will help properly assess your condition and make the
Is EEG testing uncomfortable?
No. Patients that undergo EEG testing rarely, if ever, complain of
discomfort. The test is taken by electrodes (small metallic discs) pasted
by an electricity conducting gel to the surface of the scalp (similar to
an EKG, however on the scalp)
Is EEG covered by insurance?
Yes, almost always insurance will cover EEG testing.
Electromyogram - EMG / Nerve Conduction Velocity - NCV
Utilizing digital technology NCV and EMG are now easier to perform, more reliable and accurate.
Tingling & Numbness
Cranial Nerves e.g. Facial Palsy
During an EMG, electrodes are placed over nerves and electrical shocks are
used to measure nerve conduction speed and delays. Acupuncture like
needles are inserted into certain muscles to measure electrical activity
and wave formation. EMG Tests are extremely useful in localizing pinched
cervical and lumbosacral nerve roots.
How long does the standard EMG test take?
Most EMG tests last between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Is EMG testing covered by insurance?
Yes, almost always insurance will cover EMG testing.
Are EMG's painful?
A NCV, EMG Test is usually not painful. Some patients experience
discomfort because of electrical sensations or pain from initial needle
insertion. However, Dr. Kreidie is particularly experienced in this
testing and has yet to experience a side effect of any kind. He receives
many referrals for EMG tests and always performs the test with extreme
Electronystagmography - VENG
VENG is indicated for the following
Balance - System
. Vestibular Disorders
. Most helpful in fall prevention
An Ultra Modern Digital computerized technique:
. Easy to perform
. No Electrodes
In simple terms,
this test is like a headset that you put on that provides a series of
lights that you have to follow with each eye. The pupil of each eye is
tracked by a pair of sophisticated, infer red cameras. The infer red
cameras track the exact position and movement of the pupils in each eye.
The headset is attached to a computer that tells the headset what to do
and records the data that is gathered by the headset. The VNG Software
interprets the data and puts it on screen for the Neurologist to view and
diagnose. The purpose of this test is to map out the "circuitry"
of the brain. The eyes are directly connected to the brain and look in
different directions when accessing the various parts of the brain. The
computer screen shows a series of 2 lines that represent the position of
the lights in the headset vs. the position of the associated eye's pupil.
When the eye goes off course, it tells the Neurologist something about the
Brain's circuitry and function.
Evoked Potential (EP)
Evoked Potential is a measure of nerve conduction time from peripheral to
central nervous system from eye, ear, or limbs. Information is gathered
about brain and nerve function. Testing is very useful in aiding the
diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, and 8th cranial nerve problems by brain
stem auditory evoked potential. They can also be helpful in many
circumstances such as conditions concerning visual changes. The connection
between a limb and the spinal cord/brain can also be measured by
somatosensory evoked potential.
How long does the standard EP test take?
Most EP tests last between 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the extent
of the test.
Is Evoked Potential testing covered by insurance?
Yes, almost always insurance will cover this testing.
Imagining (MRI. CT scan, X-Ray) referrals
The Neurology Medical Center has referred patients to nearby quality
imaging and diagnostic centers for the past twelve years. We guarantee to
refer only to the most notable and distinguished offices, which we trust
with our full confidence time and time again.
The Neurology Medical Center is proud to offer a variety of physiotherapy
treatments for patients that experience muscle pain and discomfort.
Our trained specialists are able to perform:
. Electrical Stimulation: A 12 minute procedure for pain relief that
targets specific regions of pain.
. Ultrasounds: A 5-10 minute procedure to control and relieve muscle
. Traction: Pain relief of pressure located at the cervical/lumber
. Muscle Stretching/Strengthening: A wide variety of exercises to help
improve flexibility, posture, physical strength, and provide muscle tone.
. Therapeutic Exercises: Specific exercises to induce muscle relaxation
in the areas of complaint.
Nerve Block, Trigger Point, and Botox Treatment
More and more neurologists such as Dr. M. Mike Kreidie are performing pain
procedures such as:
. Trigger Point Injection
. Occipital Nerve Block for headaches
. Peripheral Nerve Block for limb pain
In addition, Botox treatment has been found to be very useful for abnormal
neck spasm, headaches, spasticity, and eye and facial spasms.
Neurology Medical Center is also introducing a new concept in Botox
Treatment, Neurocosmesis, which will improve image while also receiving
pain. Please call for more details.
*Note: Please consult a neurologist for a complete evaluation for advice
on possible treatments and a proper diagnosis.