We do all testing on site, our neurodiagnostic services include:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle pain or cramping
EMG, is a test that is performed to diagnose neuromuscular disorders. An EMG records the electrical signals that travel from the spinal cord to the muscles in the arms and legs. It may be performed for people experiencing certain symptoms, such as:
Autonomic Testing: measure how the systems in the body that are controlled by the autonomic nerves respond to stimulation. The data collected during testing will indicate if the autonomic vervous system is functioning as it should, or if nerve damage has occurred.
EEG's monitors brain activity through the skull. EEG is used to help diagnose certain seizure disorders, and brain tumors. Also used to evaluate sleep disorders, monitor brain activity when a patient has been fully anesthetized or loses consciousness.
TCD test- Transcranial doppler ultrasound:
TCD is a non-invasive ultrasound method used to examine the blood cirulation within the brain. TCD ultrasound images help in the diagnosis of a wide range of conditions affecting the blood flow to the brain and within the brain.
SEP Test- Somatosensory Evoked Potential:
An SEP test studies the relay of body sensations to your brain and how the brain recevies those sensations. Astimulationg electrodes are placed on your armor leg, and it generates an electrical signal. The test evaluates the health of your peripheral vernes and your spinal cord.
VEP test- Visual Evoked Potential:
VEP measures the electrical activity in the vision system. When light from an image entersyour eye, it is converted into electrical energy at the retina and travels through the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the brain which processes vision.
BSEP Test- Brainstem auditory evoked response: BSEP can help diagnose vestibular system, peripheral vs. central.
NBT Test- Neurobehavioral: NBT is a non-invasive method used to evaluate the preformance of the central nervous system in an individual. This test consist of tasks that measure performance of particular neurologic function, such as ability to learn, reaction time, memory and coordination. This test generally takes 60 to 90 minutes.
We have a sleep study lab located in our office. A sleep study is somewhat like spending a night in a hotel. The difference is that for a sleep study you'll have a bunch of sensors attached to your body and somone will be monitoring you.
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated with CPAP wear a face mask during sleep which is connected to a pump (CPAP machine) that forces air into the nasal passages at pressures high enough to overcome obstructions in the airway and stimulate normal breathing.
One of our home sleep test. The WaterMark records air flow, heart rate, pulse, and sleep pattern.