Infusion therapy is the delivery of drugs directly into the bloodstream via a vein, usually located in the arm or hand. Many medications used to treat neurological disorders must be delivered in this manner. Also called Intravenous (IV) therapy, Infusion therapy is an effective strategy in treating and managing certain neurological diseases.
BOTOX® for headaches, spasticity, and facial spasms
Botox can be used to treat many neurological conditions including migraine, tension headache, tilted neck, chronic neck and back pain, facial and eye lid twitches, limb spasticity after stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord lesions, hyperhydrosis, temple-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and tremors. Botox works by blocking the neurotransmitter release from nerve endings to muscle, allowing the muscle to relax. As a result, abnormal movements or muscle contractions are decreased. Individual response to Botox treatment varies. Overall the treatment success rate is very high and majority of patients who receive this treatment are pleased with the benefit. Its effects typically last about 3 months and repeat treatment is often required.
An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a brain wave test that detects abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain. This helps us to diagnose seizure disorders, head injuries, sleep disorders, causes of unconsciousness, and other neurological conditions.
EMG & NCS
Electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS)
An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles when at rest and when in use. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. Nerve and muscle problems cause the muscles to react in ways that aren’t normal. If you have leg pain or numbness, these tests may help to find out which nerves are being affected and how much they are affected. These tests check how well your spinal nerves are working, and they also check the nerves in your arms and legs.
Video Electronystagmography (VENG)
We use the Video electronystagmography (VENG) test to evaluate the balance function of the inner ear. This test helps our neurologists to discover the cause of dizziness and/or other problems. This is a pain-free procedure that uses an infrared camera. Though side effects are rare, you may feel dizzy temporarily after the test.
Occipital nerve block
An occipital nerve block is a minimally invasive procedure available to patients with headaches associated with the occipital nerve. This type of headache typically manifests as pain that starts at the back of the head near the neck, and radiates outward throughout the skull. An occipital nerve block inhibits or blocks the disproportionate or chronic signals that are sent to the brain, processed and perceived as headache pain. Depending on the response of the individual patient, occipital nerve blocks may result in pain relief lasting up to several months.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging technology that allows physicians to see a detailed picture of internal parts of the body. The MRI machine produces digital images via magnets and radio waves that can be stored on a computer and manipulated for further study. Although MRI is a purely diagnostic tool—and not a treatment—it can play a critical role in helping doctors identify the underlying causes of patients’ symptoms. This in turn enables them to determine what treatments will work best.