Services

Specialties of our practice include the treatment of the following conditions:

ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multisystem Atrophy
Myasthenia gravis
Myopathies
Parkinson’s Disease
Stroke
Tremor

Electrodiagnostic Studies

Electrodiagnostic studies are helpful in the evaluation of weakness, numbness, pain and symptoms such as fatigue, cramps, and abnormal sensation. They are an extension of the physical examination.

EMG
During an EMG, the physician inserts a fine needle into selected muscles to record the electrical activity. Needle insertion may cause temporary mild discomfort. No shocks are given. The needles are discarded after use to prevent the transmission of AIDS, hepatitis, and other infections.

NCS
For Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), small electrodes are taped on the skin and a brief electric stimulus is applied to one portion of the nerve. Nerve stimulation will cause a tingling sensation.

VNG
For Videonystagmography, the purpose of vestibular testing is to evaluate the function of your balance system. Testing uses video goggles placed over the eyes. VNG testing records eye movement that will provide your physician with information about your brain’s ability to coordinate balance signals, react to changes in position, and determine the function of your inner ears. Head movements are also analyzed with specific attention paid to retinal images, and accurate and reliable test results are available in a short time.

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