Neurological Services at Shoreline Medical Center
Middlesex Hospital Neurologists are all board-certified physicians offering a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and treating neurological disorders, including disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
People with disorders such as Parkinson disease, dementia (i.e. Alzheimer's disease), seizure disorders (i.e. epilepsy), stroke or multiple sclerosis may use a neurologist as their principal doctor. A neurologist may act in a consulting role. Neurologists may recommend surgical treatment, but they are not surgeons.
Our neurologists have advanced training to provide care to a variety of neurological conditions, including:
- Memory disorders/dementia such as Alzheimer's disease
- Movement disorders (including Parkinson's disease)
- Epilepsy (seizures)
- Headache (migraine)
- Neuromuscular disorders (muscular dystrophy)
- Seizure disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sleep disorders
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Brain tumors
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
Some of the testing services we provide at Shoreline Medical Center include:
The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a non-invasive test used to evaluate brain function or disorders, or to determine brain death.
An EEG may be done for the following reasons:
- To diagnose epilepsy.
- To diagnose brain injury.
- To assess conditions and diseases which affect the brain, such as coma, mental retardation, encephalitis, cognitive impairment, brain tumors, or certain psychological disorders.
The measurement and recording of electrical activity generated in muscle in response to a nervous stimulation.
Electromyography (EMG) is often performed at the same time as nerve conduction studies, which aid in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve disorders.
An EMG is most often done for the following reasons:
- To diagnose the source of pain, cramping, or weakness in the muscles and nerves.
- To differentiate between true muscle weakness and limitations due to pain.
- To determine if muscles are working properly.
- To differentiate between muscular conditions and dysfunction due to nerve disorders.