Patient Education

Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity

Botulinum toxin injections (Botox, Dysport, Myobloc) are a treatment option for spasticity. The toxin stop muscle spasms by blocking chemical messages sent from the nerves to the muscles. It may be used to treat muscle spasms associated with focal dystonias (cervical dystonia, blepharospasm) or spasticity that may result from cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, or multiple sclerosis. More...

Electromyogram (EMG)

Electromyography (EMG) is a test that performed to diagnose neuromuscular disorders that may be causing tingling, numbness or muscle weakness. EMG may diagnose pinched nerves caused by a herniated disk, carpal tunnel syndrome, ALS, or other medical conditions. More...

What is a Neurologist?

A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of illnesses of the brain, spine and nervous system, including ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, chronic pain, epilepsy, headache, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, tremor and stroke. A neurologist must graduate from medical school and complete additional neurology residency training. Many neurologists complete additional Fellowship training in a subspecialty, such as epilepsy or movement disorders. Neurologists may belong to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and be designated as "Fellows" with the "FAAN" suffix following their name. More...