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EMG / NCS / EEG tests

An Electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. Nerve Conduction Studies ( NCS) measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. Nerves control the muscles in the body with electrical signals called impulses. These impulses make the muscles react in specific ways.

Nerve and muscle problems cause the muscles to react in abnormal ways. If you have leg pain or numbness, you may have these tests to find out how much your nerves are being affected. These tests check how well your spinal cord, nerve roots, and nerves and muscles that control your legs are working.

An EMG is done to:

  • Find diseases that damage muscle tissue, nerves, or the junctions between nerve and muscle. These problems may include a herniated disc, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or myasthenia gravis (MG).
  • Find the cause of weakness, paralysis, or muscle twitching. Problems in a muscle, the nerves supplying a muscle, the spinal cord, or the area of the brain that controls a muscle can cause these symptoms. The EMG does not show brain or spinal cord diseases.

Nerve Conduction Study is done to:

  • Find damage to the peripheral nervous system, which includes all the nerves that lead away from the brain and spinal cord and the smaller nerves that branch out from those nerves. This test is often used to help find nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome or Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of your brain.

Electroencephalogram (EEG) may be done to:

  • Diagnose epilepsy and see what type of seizures are occurring.
  • Check for problems with loss of consciousness or dementia.
  • Help find out a person’s chance of recovery after a change in consciousness.
  • Study sleep disorders, such as narcolepsy.
  • Help find out if a person has a physical problem (problems in the brain, spinal cord, or nervous system) or a mental health problem.
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Botox® Specialist

If you’re concerned about wrinkles and other signs of aging, or if you experience frequent migraines or excessive sweating, you may benefit from Botox® injections. At NeuroCare NY, the physicians help patients at two office locations, in the Financial District of Manhattan and Forest Hills, New York to look and feel their best. To find out what Botox® can do for you, call or book an appointment online today.

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Botox® Q & A

What is Botox®?

Botox® is an injectable treatment derived from the botulinum toxin. While it’s been approved by the FDA since 2002 to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and forehead wrinkled, physicians like Dr. Ahoubim and Dr. Inan also use Botox® for safe, off-label treatments to reduce muscle spasms and their associated symptoms.

The Botox® serum contains only small amounts of the botulinum toxin, and it’s delivered in precise, controlled doses.

What conditions can Botox treat?

Botox® is primarily used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles; however, many physicians have also seen success using Botox® to treat:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Migraines
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
  • Urinary incontinence

The physicians provide detailed consultations before administering Botox® for any purpose. They take every precaution to ensure the treatment is the best way to address your needs and will improve your overall health and well-being.

How does Botox®work?

Botox® works by temporarily paralyzing your muscles. When the doctor injects Botox® into your face, your subdermal muscles relax, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

When the doctor uses Botox® to treat other issues, it works the same way: it paralyzes and relaxes your muscles, which relieves the tension and spasms that can cause pain.

Who is a good candidate for Botox®?

Botox® is suitable for almost anyone over the age of 18 who is in overall good health. If you’re unhappy about the appearance of your skin or are suffering from chronic headaches, migraines, or TMJ problems, the doctor may recommend Botox® as a treatment option for you.

What should I expect during Botox®treatment?

Botox® injections usually take around 20 minutes. The physicians carefully clean the injection area, then they mark the planned injection sites and use a small, sterile needle to precisely inject the serum into your subdermal muscles.

You can go right back to your regular daily activities after your injections, although you should avoid strenuous activity for the rest of the day. If you have Botox® injections for cosmetic purposes, you should take care to limit your sun exposure as it can continue to damage your skin.

If you’re interested in Botox®, call or make an appointment online to meet with the providers today.

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Juvederm® Specialist

As you get older, your body produces less collagen and elastin, the fibers in your skin that keep it looking plump, smooth, and resilient. At NeuroCare NYin the Financial District of Manhattan and Forest Hills, New York, the doctors offer Juvéderm® injectable dermal fillers to help restore your youthful vibrancy. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out if Juvéderm® is right for you.

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Juvederm® Q & A

What is Juvéderm?

Juvéderm is a family of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Each Juvéderm product is specifically formulated to replace volume loss in different areas of your face, including your lips, cheeks, or chin. The doctors often use Juvéderm injections to fill in deep wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid is a substance produced naturally in your body that delivers nutrients to your skin, helping it to retain moisture and softness.

What should I expect during Juvéderm treatment?

A Juvéderm session typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of injections needed. The doctor begins your session by cleansing and closely examining your face to identify the precise locations where Juvéderm injections can provide the maximum benefits.

Using a small, sterile syringe, the doctor injects the Juvéderm gel into your skin, occasionally stopping to assess the progress and gently massage the gel into place. The hyaluronic acid gel not only replaces lost volume, but it also stimulates the production of fresh new collagen in your skin.

Juvéderm® injections aren’t painful. The gel includes a small amount of lidocaine, an analgesic that numbs any pain. If your skin is very sensitive or you’re uncomfortable with needles, you can apply a cold compress before your injections or request a topical numbing cream.

The effects of your treatment should be immediately noticeable. Depending on the specific location of your injections and the products used, the effects can last up to two years.

How should I care for my skin after my Juvéderm®treatment?

Juvéderm® injections don’t require any recovery time — you can get right back to your regular activities. Your skin may appear pink and slightly puffy after your treatment, but these symptoms should subside quickly.

You should avoid strenuous exercise, makeup, sun exposure, and alcohol for 24 hours after your injections. When you wash and dry your face, be very gentle as vigorous rubbing could displace the injected gel.

Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about Juvéderm® and find out how it can improve the appearance of your skin.

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Nerve Block Injection Specialist

A nerve block is an anesthetic and/or anti-inflammatory injection targeted toward a certain nerve or group of nerves to treat pain. The purpose of the injection is to “turn off” a pain signal coming from a specific location in the body or to decrease inflammation in that area. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out more.

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Imaging guidance, such as fluoroscopy or computed tomography (CT or “CAT” scan), may be used to help the doctor place the needle in the most appropriate location so that the patient can receive maximum benefit from the injection.

People who suffer from either acute or chronic pain might have a nerve block injection to achieve temporary pain relief. Often, such pain originates from the spine, but other areas commonly affected include the neck, buttocks, legs and arms. Delivering a nerve block injection allows a damaged nerve time to heal itself from a state of constant irritation. Additionally, nerve blocks can provide diagnostic information to the doctor. By performing a nerve block and then monitoring how the patient responds to the injection, the doctor can often use this information to help determine the cause or source of the pain as well as guide further treatment.

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Trigger Point Injection Specialist

A trigger point injection can help soothe muscle pain, especially in your arms, legs, lower back and neck. It also can be used to treat fibromyalgia, tension headaches and myofascial pain.

Trigger points are painful “knots” in your muscles. They form when a muscle can’t relax. Sometimes you can feel these knots when you rub your muscle. Injecting small amounts of anesthetic and steroid into the trigger point can help alleviate the pain. You can have several trigger points injected during one visit to your doctor’s office. The procedure only takes a few minutes. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out more.

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The risk of complication from a trigger point injection is very low. Complications such as bleeding and infection at the injection site are uncommon. However, you may have temporary soreness or numbness at the injection site.

After a trigger point injection, you can actively use your muscle. However, you should avoid strenuous activity for the first few days.

Trigger point injection may be right for you if your muscle pain has not improved with other treatment, including pain medication and physical therapy. Talk to your physician about it. To schedule an evaluation at NeuroCare NY call 646.849.9577 or go visit us online.

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Joint Injection Specialist

A steroid injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can temporarily relieve pain caused by an inflamed joint. The cause of joint pain (arthritis, injury, degeneration) is not well understood.

The procedure has two purposes. First, it can be used as a diagnostic test to see if the pain is actually coming from the joint. Second, it can be used as a treatment to relieve inflammation and pain caused by various conditions. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out more.

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A steroid injection includes both a corticosteroid (e.g., triamcinolone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone) and an anesthetic numbing agent (e.g., lidocaine or bupivacaine). The drugs are delivered to the painful joint, inside the joint capsule.

Corticosteroid injections can reduce inflammation and can be effective when delivered directly into the painful area. The pain relief can last from days to years, allowing your condition to improve with physical therapy and an exercise program.

Injections can be made in the following areas: facet joints of the spine, sacroiliac joint and coccyx, hip joint, shoulder, elbow and hand, knee, ankle and foot.

If you have pain stemming from joint inflammation, then you may benefit from a steroid injection. Typically, a joint injection is recommended for those who do not respond to other conservative treatments, such as oral anti-inflammatory medication, rest or physical therapy.

Steroid joint injections done using fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance should NOT be performed on people who have an infection, are pregnant, or have bleeding problems. The injection may slightly elevate blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. It may also temporarily elevate blood pressure or eye pressure for patients with glaucoma. You should discuss this with your physician.

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Carpal Tunnel Injection Specialist

A carpal tunnel injection is a corticosteroid injection into the carpel tunnel area of the wrist. Steroid injections into the carpal tunnel area can help improve symptoms for 3 months or longer. You may not need further treatment. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out more.

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The median nerve runs from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when this nerve is squeezed at the wrist as it runs through the carpal tunnel. This results in pain, weakness, tingling, or numbness in your hand and wrist. Pain may also radiate up your arm.

Complications are rare, but no procedure is risk-free. Your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include infection or no improvement in symptoms.

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Epley Maneuver Specialist

The Epley maneuver is a series of movements, normally carried out on a person by a doctor, to relieve the symptoms of BPPV. Research has found it to be an easy, safe, and effective treatment for the condition in both the long- and short-term.

A doctor will use the Epley maneuver to help relieve a person’s dizziness and nausea when they have decided that BPPV is the cause. The Epley maneuver is not suitable to treat vertigo caused by something other than BPPV. If a person is unsure what is causing their vertigo, they should speak to a doctor and ask to be examined. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out more.

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The Epley maneuver is sometimes called the particle repositioning maneuver or the canalith repositioning maneuver. These names are used because the maneuver involves a series of movements that help to reposition crystals in a person’s ear that may cause feelings of dizziness. Repositioning the crystals helps to relieve the person’s dizziness and nausea.

BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is a common type of vertigo that has been found to account for up to 17 percent of cases of dizziness. It is caused by a problem in the inner ear. Small crystals called canaliths become loose in the inner ear. They can end up in the semicircular canals of the ear.

When these crystals move around, they cause fluid in the ear to be displaced. This results in a spinning sensation when a person moves their head to a different position. This spinning sensation is commonly referred to as vertigo.

The symptoms of BPPV come on quickly when a person with the condition moves their head. For example, symptoms can be triggered when turning over during the night. Symptoms can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes, and include dizziness, nausea and visual disturbances.

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We treat migraines

Botox Injections

We treat tension headaches

IV Magnesium

We treat back and neck pain

Multi-Vitamin Infusions

We treat joint pain

Nerve Block Injections

We treat dizziness and vertigo

Trigger Point Injections

We treat insomnia

Joint Injections

We treat carpal tunnel, numbness, and tingling

Carpal Tunnel Injections

We treat loss of memory

Epley Maneuver

We treat Alzheimer's disease

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia

We treat all types of tremors

Sleep Study for Sleep Disorders, Breathing

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