Botox® is a drug that is made from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. A health care provider can precisely inject it in small dosages to temporarily weaken muscles or to block specific nerves. The following are some of the neurological disorders that we treat with Botox. Chronic migraines, cervical dystonia, post-stroke spasticity, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasms, Bruxism or drooling. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox® , Dysport®, Xeomin®) and botulinum toxin B (Myobloc®) are therapeutic muscle-relaxing agents that work at the site of the nerves where they are injected and are associated with few side effects.
Neuropsychological testing evaluates the health of the brain, and how this affects thinking skills and behavior. These tests are usually done with a pencil and paper and the neuropsychologist may ask questions orally. The test evaluates: concentration, cognition(memory), motor function, perception, problem-solving and decision-making.
A nerve conduction Study (NCS) measures how fast an electrical impulse moves through nerves. It is used to identify nerve damage. During the test, nerves are stimulated with an electrode patch attached to your skin. The speed in which this electrical impulse travel is calculated. Another related test that may be performed is an electromyography (EMG). This measures the electrical activity in the muscles. It is often done at the same time as an NCV. Both tests help find the presence, location, and extent of diseases that damage the nerves and muscles.
We offer Telehealth Services. Telehealth is when you and your doctor use technology, either a computer or smart phone, to communicate without being in the same room. It usually includes video chats. To join your Telehealth appointment, simply hit the “telehealth” button in the upper right hand corner.
An EEG is a test that detects abnormalities in your brain waves, or in the electrical activity of your brain. During the procedure, electrodes are pasted onto your scalp.
These electrodes detect tiny electrical discharges that result from the activity of your brain cells. The test usually takes 60 to 90 minutes.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an elective surgical procedure in which electrodes are implanted into the deep parts of the brain. These electrodes, or leads, generate electrical impulses that control abnormal brain activity. Stimulation of brain areas is controlled by a programmable generator that is placed under the skin in the upper chest. Some of the most common conditions treated with this device are: Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, and dystonia. Diseases and conditions are not capitalized. Not all patients will be a candidate for this procedure. Contact your neurologist to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.
Demonstration of a reduction in the Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) on punch skin biopsy is a highly sensitive and specific test for Small Fiber Neuropathy. Samples are collected using a 3mm punch biopsy. The brief procedure does not require sutures and can be done in only a few minutes.
Infusion therapy or infusion refers to medications delivered intravenously or an IV administration to the patient. Infusion, intravenous or injectable methods of drug delivery are typically used when oral or pill medications are insufficient or unavailable.
Many of the newest medications are Biologic and cannot be taken orally because they will not remain effective after exposure to the digestive system. Currently, there are many neurologic diseases that require infusion therapies including: Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Myasthenia Gravis, Migraines, and CIDP. We have our local infusion center 3 miles north of our main office (Palm Beach County),
as well as Broward and Miami-Dade counties. For more info:https://www.fcneurology.net/services/infusion-centers/
Your DNA may help answer your health questions. Understanding what’s in your genes can make a difference. Whether that means finally having a diagnosis or zeroing in on the right treatment plan. This can help in finding a diagnosis of unexplained medical symptoms, confirming a suspected disease,Discover new or better treatment options, and identify family members who may also be at risk. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not usually cover the cost of these tests.