At SpringWoods Neurology, we provide consultation services as well as the following procedures within our office for your convenience.
Clinical Electroencephalogram (EEG)
Clinical Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a physiologic recording of the brain’s activities during wakefulness, sleep, photic stimulation, and hyperventilation using scalp electrodes. It helps to detect abnormalities in the brain such as: the presence or type of seizures, loss of consciousness, memory loss, confusion, and other conditions.
Ambulatory Video EEG monitoring
Ambulatory Video EEG monitoring is an extended recording of the brain activities in synchronization with video recording of actual physical manifestations for a period of 24-72 hours in the comfort of the patient’s home. The patient will come to the office for the initial set up and be sent home with the video EEG system. This procedure helps to delineate the possible causes of syncope, confusion, as well as to track different types of epilepsy, the pattern, frequency, duration, and response to medications.
Electromyography (EMG) & Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
The EMG/NCS is a procedure performed in our office that assesses the integrity of muscles and peripheral nerves. An Electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. A Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) measures how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. Together, the EMG/NCS help to diagnose and to determine the severity of neurological conditions such as: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar Neuropathy, Radial Neuropathy, Radiculopathy (pinched nerves), Myopathy (muscle disorders), Plexopathy (disorders of nerve bundles), or Peripheral Neuropathy (nerve ending damage), and others.
Neurological Botox Injections
Localized injections can help an overactive muscle relax by blocking a neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) that is involved in muscle contraction. Botox® is injected under the skin or into the muscle using small needles. Depending on the particular indication, sometimes electromyography (EMG) guidance is needed.
Vagal Nerve Stimulator Programming
Vagus nerve stimulation can be used to treat epilepsy when other treatments haven’t worked. Vagal nerve stimulation is used in combination with other treatment and does not eliminate the need for medicine. But, it can help reduce the risk of complications from severe or repeated seizures.
Deep Brain Stimulator Programming
Deep Brain Stimulator is a neurosurgical procedure involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses, through implanted electrodes, to specific parts of the brain for the treatment of conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia.