Neurology Associates Neuroscience Center is a full-service neurology practice, offering neurology services in both Chandler and Mesa. Our neurologists have extensive training and experience treating disorders of the brain and nervous system.
Here are just some of the conditions we diagnose and manage:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Neuropathic pain/chronic pain
Dementia and other memory concerns
Facial pain syndromes
Falls and imbalance issues
Headaches and migraines
Mental status changes
Numbness, tingling and sensory loss
Restless leg syndrome
Trauma-related neurologic disorders
Our Board-Certified Neurologists
Many of our neurologists have gone through additional specialized training in order to become qualified to deal with certain categories of neurological conditions. After obtaining this qualification, they have subsequently specialized in this area and have acquired extensive experience in treating this specific category or categories of patients.
Epileptology focuses on the study and treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects the nervous system. It is characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures, which are brief episodes of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. These seizures can cause a variety of symptoms, such as muscle spasms, loss of consciousness, and changes in behavior or sensation. Epilepsy can be caused by a variety of factors, including brain injuries, infections, or genetic factors. Treatment for epilepsy often involves medications, but other therapies, such as surgery or changes in diet, may also be recommended. Epileptologists are neurologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, and they often work closely with other healthcare providers, such as neurosurgeons, to provide comprehensive care to people with epilepsy. Dr. Lockwood at our Chandler location is an epilepsy specialist.
Movement disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to control movements. These disorders can cause a wide range of symptoms, including tremors, stiffness or rigidity in the muscles, difficulty with balance and coordination, and problems with fine motor skills. Some common examples of movement disorders include Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Movement disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, such as certain medications, brain injuries, or underlying medical conditions. Treatment for movement disorders may include medications, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. Provider: Dr. De Lima in Chandler.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological condition that affects the central nervous system. The disease is caused by damage to the protective coating, or myelin, that surrounds nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This damage interferes with the ability of the nerves to transmit signals, which can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including muscle weakness, problems with balance and coordination, and changes in sensation. MS can be difficult to diagnose, as its symptoms can vary widely from person to person. There is no cure for MS, but treatments are available that can help manage the symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Dr. Rabin at our Chandler location is an MS specialist.
A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. This can happen if a blood clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain, or if a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Without a sufficient supply of oxygen and nutrients, the brain cells can become damaged or die, which can lead to serious complications. Symptoms of a stroke can include sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, loss of balance or coordination, and sudden vision loss. Strokes require immediate medical attention, as prompt treatment can help minimize the damage to the brain and improve the chances of a full recovery. Dr. An (Chandler clinic) is a stroke expert.
Diagnostics and Procedures We Offer
Botox can be used to treat many neurological conditions including migraine, tension headache, tilted neck, chronic neck and back pain, facial and eye lid twitches, limb spasticity after stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord lesions, hyperhydrosis, temple-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and tremors. Botox blocks the neurotransmitter release from nerve endings to muscle, allowing the muscle to relax. As a result, abnormal movements or muscle contractions are decreased. The treatment success rate is very high and majority of patients who receive this treatment are pleased with the benefit. Its effects typically last about three months and repeat treatment is often required.
An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a brain wave test that detects abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain. This helps us to diagnose seizure disorders, head injuries, sleep disorders, causes of unconsciousness, and other neurological conditions.
An electromyogram (EMG) measures the electrical activity of muscles when at rest and when in use. Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. Nerve and muscle problems cause the muscles to react in ways that aren’t normal. If you have leg pain or numbness, these tests may help pinpoint which nerves are affected, and how much. These tests check how well your spinal nerves are working, and they also check the nerves in your arms and legs.
We use the Video electronystagmography (VENG) test to evaluate the balance function of the inner ear. This test helps our neurologists to discover the cause of dizziness and/or other problems. This is a pain-free procedure that uses an infrared camera. Though side effects are rare, you may temporarily feel dizzy after the test.
An occipital nerve block is a minimally invasive procedure for patients with headaches associated with the occipital nerve. This type of headache typically manifests as pain that starts at the back of the head near the neck, and radiates outward throughout the skull. An occipital nerve block inhibits or blocks the disproportionate or chronic signals sent to the brain, processed and perceived as headache pain. Depending on the response of the individual patient, occipital nerve blocks may result in pain relief lasting up to several months.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging technology that allows physicians to see a detailed picture of internal parts of the body. The MRI machine produces digital images via magnets and radio waves that can be stored on a computer and manipulated for further study. Although MRI is purely a diagnostic tool—not a treatment—it can play a critical role in helping doctors identify the underlying causes of patients’ symptoms. This in turn enables them to determine which treatments will work best.