Tower Health neurology teams provide medical and non-surgical care for conditions and diseases of the brain, spine, and nervous system. Our neurologists have the experience to understand complex conditions and provide proper diagnosis and treatment. Our physicians have expertise in specific conditions such as headaches, neuromuscular conditions, concussions, and movement disorders.
When to See a Neurologist
Most of the symptoms that accompany a neurologic disease or condition will have you visiting your primary care physician first. If they are unable to treat your symptoms, it may be time to see a neurologist for further testing and treatment. Symptoms you may experience, include:
- Chronic pain
- Confusion or memory issues
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness or tingling
- Sleep problems
- Unexplained clumsiness or difficulty walking
- Unintended movements or tremors
- Vision problems
Diagnosing Neurological Problems
An accurate diagnosis is the first step toward effective treatment. At Tower Health, our neurologists partner with specialized radiologists to perform tests using the latest technology. Tests and screening to diagnose your condition may include:
- Angiography. An image-guided study to examine blood vessels.
- Biopsies. Tissue samples of the muscle or nerve to test for disease.
- Blood and lab test.
- Cognitive testing. An assessment of mental capabilities.
- Electroencephalography (EEG). A test to record the electrical activity in the brain.
- Electromyography (EMG). A test to record the electrical activity of muscle tissue. Evoked potential tests. A test to measure the electrical activity of nerves.
- Imaging tests. Imaging to detect irregularities. Imaging studies may include CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, PET scan, or a SPECT scan.
- Lumbar puncture. Collecting fluid from the spin to analyze for brain disease.
- Neuro-conductive velocity testing (NCV). A test to measure the speed of electrical impulses in the nerves.
- Sleep studies. Sleep evaluation in a Tower Health sleep lab.
Neurologic Conditions We Treat
We provide care for a wide range of neurological diseases and conditions, including:
- Cerebrovascular diseases, including stroke, brain aneurysms, carotid artery disease, carotid dissection, intracranial stenosis, vascular malformations, and arteriovenous malformations.
- Headaches and facial pain, including migraines, chronic tension headaches, and cluster headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, and other head and facial pain syndromes.
- Memory loss and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia.
- Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremors, Huntington’s disease, tics, Tourette syndrome, and restless legs syndrome.
- Multiple sclerosis and connective tissue disorders
- Neuromuscular disorders including neuropathy, myasthenia gravis, ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, muscular dystrophy, Guillain-Barre syndrome, myopathy.
- Seizure, including epilepsy, grand mal, focal, sensory, motor, and nocturnal.
- Sleep disorder, including brain disorders that cause sleep disturbances, narcolepsy, sleep phase disorder.
- Traumatic brain injuries, including concussions post-concussive syndrome, penetrating head injury, anoxia, or hypoxic brain injury.