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Neurologic Diagnosis

Neurologic Diagnosis

If you’re bothered by migraines, numbness, tingling, seizures, or dementia, the experts at Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders (DCND), providing services to adults in Centerville, Springfield, Eaton, Wilmington, Hillsboro, Beavercreek, and Huber Heights, Ohio, are here for you. They offer a neurologic diagnosis to pinpoint the cause of and treat neurological disorders. To get help from the team at DCND, the first step is to procure a referral from your primary care provider. Then, the office will reach out to you to schedule an appointment. 

Neurologic Diagnosis Q & A

What is a neurologic diagnosis?

A neurologic diagnosis at the Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders includes an array of tests that help your specialist diagnose neurological conditions that affect your brain and nervous system. That includes your spinal cord, cranial nerves, nerve roots, peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, and musculoskeletal functioning.

Who benefits from a neurologic diagnosis?

Candidates for a neurologic diagnosis include people struggling with one or more of the following conditions:

  • Brain tumor
  • Blood vessel disorder
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Neuropathy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pain following shingles
  • Insomnia
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sleep disorder
  • Spine injury, degeneration, or trauma

A correct neurological diagnosis is vital to pinpoint the condition you have, its severity, and the best way to treat it.

What are the tests available for a neurologic diagnosis?

The Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders offers numerous diagnostic evaluations and tests that help detect neurological conditions. Examples include:

  • Medical history review: a review of symptoms, past diagnoses, medications, and more
  • Exams: an evaluation of your physical and neurological health
  • Blood testing: a blood sample used for lab analysis 
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG): a test that measures brain activity
  • Electromyography (EMG): a test that measures nerve and muscle function and activity
  • Genetic testing: detects potential causes of neurological diseases
  • Evoked potentials (EP): measures response time to sensory stimuli
  • Imaging tests (CT scans, MRIs, PET scans, and ultrasounds): create detailed images
  • Myelography: test that evaluates nerve and spinal cord damage
  • Spinal tap: a lumbar puncture that uses a needle to collect cerebrospinal fluid
  • Sleep studies: measure sleep-wake cycles and brain activity during sleep

You might be a candidate for more than one diagnostic test to help your provider make an appropriate neurologic diagnosis and treat your condition effectively.

What happens after a neurologic diagnosis?

After a neurologic diagnosis, the Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders team may recommend a treatment plan. 

The practice offers nutrition counseling, medication therapy, infusions, and opportunities to participate in clinical trials to receive new treatments. 

The Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders specializes in neurology rehabilitation to minimize bothersome symptoms and reduce the risk of disease progression. In severe cases, surgery may produce the most effective outcome.

Schedule an evaluation at Dayton Center for Neurological Disorders by phone today after receiving a referral for a neurologic diagnosis.