Comprehensive Medical Care
Our board certified neurologists provide complete medical care from initial evaluations and diagnosis to rehabilitation and long term medical care. Our goal is to offer a variety of specialized services that effectively treat your neurologic condition while improving your quality of life.
Depending on your specific symptoms, your physician may order one or more of the following diagnostic tests. The results and interpretation of your testing is the first step in your diagnosis and course of treatment.
An EEG is a recording of the electrical activity of the brain. The electrical activity is recorded as wavy lines on graph paper and examined by a trained physician. An EEG can be used to evaluate:
An EMG evaluates the nerve pathway by placing electrodes on the nerve and muscle endings on the hands or feet along the nerve pathway. During this test, the nerve is stimulated with a brief electrical charge, and then a tiny fine wire is placed partially into the muscle to listen and watch if the muscle sounds and looks healthy. This test evaluates:
VNG (Video Nystagmogram)
VNG is a sophisticated test of the inner ear and portions of the brain that can reveal certain abnormalities that will help your doctor understand the cause of your dizziness or trouble with balance.
Epley Maneuver (Canalith Repositioning)
Epley Maneuver is a treatment used to eliminate intermittent dizziness/vertigo of the positional type. This treatment repositions naturally occurring crystals in the ear that have become displaced and are causing a spinning sensation. This treatment is ordered after a VNG has been performed and indicates the diagnosis of BPPV(Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).
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