Seizures, numbness, pain, weakness, unsteadiness, and memory loss might be symptoms of a more serious problem. If you experience such symptoms or a similar event, be sure to visit Dr. Harmeet Singh at Clinical Neurology in Leesburg, Virginia,. Dr. Singh can provide information on neurodiagnostic testing to determine the cause of any condition and identify how to best approach treatment moving forward. If you’ve experienced recent changes in your body you think might need an expert clinical neurologist's attention, call Dr. Singh to schedule your consultation, or book your appointment online. Dr. Singh is currently accepting new patients from Leesburg, Lansdowne, Ashburn, Purcellville, Sterling, Herndon and surrounding areas.
Neurodiagnostic testing is performed if it is suspected that your condition stems from your central or peripheral nervous system. This testing identifies abnormalities in the brain and peripheral nerves, allowing him to pinpoint your possible causes of illness.
Neurodiagnostic tests fall into two categories:
Electrical impulse detection tests
Electrical impulse detection tests allow doctors to measure electrical signals within the body to test for abnormal activity. Some of the more common tests include electroencephalograms (EEG), which detect brain wave activity, and electromyography (EMG), which detect muscle and nerve health.
Electrical impulse detection is used to measure your body’s response to certain stimuli and get an idea of whether this response is natural or caused by an underlying condition, such as multiple sclerosis or nerve damage. SmartSKAN device is also used to detect peripheral neuropathy, which is a simple test with fast results.
Autonomic nervous system tests
Your autonomic nervous system controls the organs you have no control over, such as your heart, lungs, bladder, sweat glands, and stomach. Using the SmartSKAN, several tests can be performed to ensure these organs are working properly. During the 3-minute SmartSKAN test, the nerves in your sweat glands are put to the test using a low-voltage electrical current.
Neurodiagnostic testing allows doctors to identify or rule out neurological abnormalities or disorders that might cause the symptoms you’re experiencing. Neurodiagnostic testing helps determine the best course of treatment as fast as possible.
Dr. Singh might recommend neurodiagnostic testing if you suffer from one or more of the following:
The faster Clinical Neurology identifies the cause of your symptoms, the quicker you can begin treatment. If you’ve experienced regular symptoms that you think might need a closer look, call Dr. Singh at Clinical Neurology to book your appointment, or schedule online.