Procedures and Services
Procedures and Services
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called chi (say “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.Vist the Acupuncture page.
An Ambulatory EEG or 24 hour Ambulatory EEG is an Electroencephalography (EEG) test which measures the brain wave activity or brain function or a 24 hour period. A physician could request an extended amount of time beyond the 24 hours, but typically 24 hours is sufficient.Vist the Ambulatory EEG Recording page.
Baclofen is a muscle relaxant medicine commonly used to decrease spasticity related to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, or other neurological diseases. Spasticity is a motor disorder characterized by tight or stiff muscles that might interfere with voluntary muscle movements.Vist the Baclofen & Baclofen Pump page.
Botox, or Botulinum toxin as it is known in the scientific community, is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When it was discovered over one hundred years ago, it was too toxic to have any beneficial use and it was not until many decades later that it was discovered that, if used in small doses, Botox could be used to treat muscle spasms.Vist the Botox Treatment page.
CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep your airways open. CPAP typically is used for people who have breathing problems, such as sleep apnea.Vist the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) page.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment involving the implantation of a medical device called a brain pacemaker, which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. . DBS in select brain regions has provided remarkable therapeutic benefits for otherwise treatment-resistant movement and affective disorders such as chronic pain, Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonia.Vist the Deep Brain Stimulator page.
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Special sensors (electrodes) are attached to your head and hooked by wires to a computer. The computer records your brain's electrical activity on the screen or on paper as wavy lines.Vist the Electroencephalogram (EEG) page.
An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. Nerves control the muscles in the body with electrical signals called impulses.Vist the Electromyogram (EMG) page.
Evoked potential tests measure electrical activity in certain areas of the brain in response to stimulation of certain groups of nerves. These tests are often used to assist in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.Vist the Evoked Potentials Test page.
An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a test that produces high-quality images of the body's internal structures without the use of X-rays. MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer to produce these images.Vist the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) page.
A nerve conduction velocity test is an electrical test that is used to determine the adequacy of the conduction of the nerve impulse as it courses down a nerve. This test is used to detect signs of nerve injury.Vist the Nerve Conduction Velocity Test page.
Trigger Point Injection or TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin.Vist the Trigger Point Injection (TPI) page.
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a technique used to treat epilepsy. It involves implanting a pacemaker-like device that generates pulses of electricity to stimulate the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is one of the 12 cranial nerves.Vist the Vagus Nerve Stimulation page.