Neurology

Neurology & Sleep Clinic has healthcare professionals and physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the brain, nerves and muscles.

Some of the diseases treated at the center include but are not limited to:

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders
    Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
    www.alz.org
  • Ataxia or Gait Difficulties
    Gait and balance problems exist when a disease process, trauma, or aging result in the inability to control one’s center of gravity (COG) over the base of support (BOS) in static or dynamic tasks and environments.
  • Bell’s Palsy
    Bell’s palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerves.
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/bells/detail_bells.htm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/carpal_tunnel/carpal_tunnel.htm
  • Dementia
    Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders that affect the brain. People with dementia have significantly impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with normal activities and relationships.
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/dementias/dementia.htm
  • Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
    A neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
    www.aesnet.org/
  • Guillian Barre Syndrome
  • Headache and Migraines
    Migraine is an exceedingly common disorder which causes substantial pain, disability and societal burden.
    www.americanheadachesociety.org
  • Herniated (Slipped) Disks of the Spine
    Acute or short-term low back pain generally lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Most acute back pain is the result of trauma to the lower back or a disorder such as arthritis.
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/backpain/backpain.htm
  • Memory loss and Cognitive impairment
  • Meningitis
  • Migraines
    The pain of a migraine headache is often described as an intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head.
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/migraine/migraine.htm
  • Multiple Sclerosis
    Multiple sclerosis (or MS) is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss of vision. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another.
    www.nationalmssociety.org
  • Muscle Disorders
    www.mda.org/
  • Myasthenia gravis
    Myasthenia gravis causes weakness of the voluntary (skeletal) muscles. These are the muscles that create movement and are normally under your conscious control. The involuntary muscles, on the other hand, are not under conscious control (such as the muscles of your heart and many other internal organs).
  • Myopathies
    A myopathy is a muscular disease in which the muscle fibers do not function for any one of many reasons, resulting in muscular weakness.
  • Neuropathy
    www.neuropathy.org
  • Parkinson’s Disease
    A progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement, chiefly affecting middle-aged and elderly people.
    www.parkinson.org/
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma to the nerve or the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
    Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition that is characterized by the irresistible urge to move the legs.
    www.rls.org/
  • Sleep Disorders: Sleep Apnea, Insomnia and Narcolepsy
    https://www.thebrainmd.com/business-services-sleep-medicine
  • Spinal stenosis
    Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings (called neural foramina) where spinal nerves leave the spinal column.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001477/
  • Stroke
    A stroke or “brain attack” occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery (a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body) or a blood vessel (a tube through which the blood moves through the body) breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.
    www.stroke.org
  • Sub-arachnoid or Subdural hemorrhage
    Subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the thin tissues that cover the brain. This area is called the subarachnoid space.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001720/
  • TIA / Mini Stroke
    A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a transient stroke that lasts only a few minutes. It occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly interrupted. TIA symptoms, which usually occur suddenly, are similar to those of stroke but do not last as long. Most symptoms of a TIA disappear within an hour, although they may persist for up to 24 hours.
    http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tia/tia.htm
  • Tremor and other movement disorders
    A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving to-and-fro movements (oscillations or twitching) of one or more body parts.
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Trigeminal Neuralgia also known as tic douloureux, sometimes is described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity. The pain typically involves the lower face and jaw, although sometimes it affects the area around the nose and above the eye.
    http://www.aans.org/Patient%20Information/Conditions%20and%20Treatments/Trigeminal%20Neuralgia.aspx
  • Vertigo/Dizziness
    Dizzinessis a word that is often used to describe two different feelings. It can be Lightheadedness or Vertigo.
    http://www.webmd.com/brain/tc/dizziness-lightheadedness-and-vertigo-topic-overview

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