Headache is a complex class of illness requiring careful diagnostic evaluation to direct appropriate treatment.
Stroke is an obstruction of blood flow in the brain causing death of brain cells. Stroke prevention is a major goal of care of patients who are at risk or have had a stroke. After stroke, we provide a plan for rehabilitation, medication monitoring, and lifestyle changes.
Neuromuscular diseases include peripheral neuropathy, Myasthenia gravis, and a number of diseases that involve the nerves and muscles outside of the brain and spinal cord. They range from mild to very serious. Diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases can be complex and requires careful full evaluation and then based on accurate diagnosis individual treatment and rehabilitation.
Dementia is long lasting decrease in cognitive function. The most common form of Dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease. However, there are many Dementia syndromes, many which are reversible while others are not. Accurate diagnosis and early detection are necessary to optimally treat dementia and its associated neuropsychiatric symptoms.
Seizure and Epilepsy are abnormal electrical activity of the brain cells. There are many kinds of seizure disorders and careful diagnosis is needed to direct treatment. Epilepsy frequently need long term evaluation and monitoring of medication side effects.
Botulinum Toxin therapy is a medication that decreases the responsivity of muscles. It can be used to treat headache, tremor, movement disorders, spasticity and other diseases. It is also an effective, minimally invasive procedure to improve cosmetic appearance.
Multiple sclerosis is thought to be an auto immune disease in which a person’s immune system attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms are variable and can involve visual problems, sensory loss, weakness, balance and coordination. MS is a complicated illness. There are many treatments that can successfully decrease the disability of disease.
Movements are a family of illness that involve involuntary abnormal movement. They include tremors, dystonia, (abnormal increased muscle tone) and the parkinsonian syndromes. In every normal speech Parkinson’s disease refers to a specific disease that begins mildly and progressively affects gait, coordination, balance, and cognition. There are a number of effective medicines available for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Concussion is a syndrome that results from mild trauma to the brain. It can be painful and interfere with cognition, emotion, balance and strength. Repeated concussion can lead to serious neurologic injury. It requires careful diagnosis and treatment to relieve symptoms a minimize possibility of more serious brain injury. Traumatic brain injury refers to any injury of the brain induced by mechanical force. It can range from mild to very severe. Accurate diagnosis and an individualized plan of treatment and rehabilitation is essential to maximum good outcome.