An EEG (electroencephalogram) is a test that is used to record the electrical activity of your brain. The test involves pasting small electrodes to your scalp. These electrodes are connected to a computer which records the brain activity. It is a noninvasive test that is particularly useful for diagnosing seizures; it is also useful for evaluating a number of other conditions.
Instructions to prepare for the EEG:
- Wash your hair the night before or the day of the test. Do not use any styling products such as hairspray or oil. Please remove any hair weaves, extensions, braids etc. before your test.
- Do not consume caffeine containing food or beverages (i.e. coffee, tea, colas, chocolate) for at least 6 hours prior to testing.
- If you are scheduled for a sleep deprived EEG, do not sleep more than 4 hours the night before the test. We suggest you go to bed at midnight and wake up at 4 am.
- Take your normal medications unless otherwise instructed.
- Some patients like to bring a comb or brush to use after the test.
EMG, Nerve Conduction Study(NCS):
An EMG/NCS is an electro diagnostic test to examine your nerves and muscles. It is normally a two- part procedure consisting of nerve conduction studies and an electromyogram (EMG).
Nerve conduction studies are performed by taping electrode on the skin and giving small electrical pulses to a nerve. Although this gives an unusual sensation, it is not generally considered painful. Measurements are then taken to determine how fast and how well a nerve transmits messages.
Electromyogram (EMG) is a test to evaluate the electrical activity in your muscles. A fine needle electrode is inserted in to the muscle; which picks up the electricity normally present in the muscle. No electric shocks are given. The electric activity of the muscle is displayed on a screen and over a speaker, so that the physician can see and hear it. While the test takes about one to one and half hour to perform; the time may vary depending on the reason for the test.
Instructions to prepare for the EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies:
- Do not use lotion, bath oils or creams. Wash your arms and legs well to remove body oils.
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.
- Eat your normal meals.
- Take your regular medications as directed.
- Bring list of your medications, especially any blood thinners.
This is the list of neurology services offered.
- All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Brain Disorders
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cerebral Hemorrhage
- Diabetic Polyneuropathy
- Diplopia (double vision)
- Essential Tremor
- Gait Abnormality
- Peripheral Nerve Disorders
- Herniated Disc
- Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
- Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Low Back Pain
- MigraineMultiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Myopathy and Muscle disease
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Seizure Disorders
- Spinal Stenosis
- Tension Headache
- Tic Disorders
- Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Field Defects