Specializing in the medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle disorders.

What type of conditions do neurologists treat?

  • Conditions affecting the brain including stroke/TIA, migraine and tension headaches, Alzheimer’s and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy/seizure, multiple sclerosis, concussion, vertigo, and tremor.
  • Conditions affecting the spinal cord including transverse myelitis, spinal stenosis, and syringomyelia. Chronic neck and low back pain are usually cared for by physiatrists.
  • Conditions affecting peripheral nerves including carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatic neuropathy, Bell’s palsy, Lou Gehrig’s, Guillain-Barre’ syndrome, motor neuropathy (CIDP), sensory neuropathy, autonomic neuropathy, and myasthenia gravis.
  • Conditions affecting muscle including myopathy, myositis, and muscular dystrophy.

What type of tests do neurologists usually perform?

Testing begins with observations made by the neurologist during a detailed neurological examination. Testing may also include imaging such as MRI brain and spine, CT scan brain, carotid ultrasound, and laboratory testing. More unusual testing may include a spinal tap to evaluate spinal fluid. Specific electrodiagnostic testing includes EEG (electroencephalography), NCS (nerve conduction studies), EMG (electromyography), SSEP (somatosensory evoked potential), VER (visual evoked response), and BAER (brainstem auditory evoked response).