Neurologist Services in Fort Gratiot, MI
If you’re dealing with sleep apnea, a nervous system disorder, or frequent headaches and migraines, don’t despair. Our team at Neurosleep Center in Fort Gratiot, MI, can help.
Our neurology team specializes in treating patients who suffer from neurologic disorders, chronic pain, headaches, and sleep disorders. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, reliable clinical practice and thorough patient education to help you learn more about the disorder or condition you’re dealing with. Our ultimate goal is to improve the function and quality of life for our patients and their families.
Neurological and Nervous System Diseases
One of our primary areas of practice at Neurosleep & Pain Management Center is neurological and nervous system diseases. These types of disorders or diseases range from mild to severe, potentially impacting your ability to function in daily life. Our team can assess your condition, provide a diagnosis, and develop an individualized treatment plan to help you on your way. Some of the many neurology conditions we diagnose are outlined below.
A central nervous system disorder, Parkinson’s disease affects each person differently. This disease generally causes hand tremors, slow movement, or stiffness.
Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures. If you have had two or more unprovoked seizures, you may have epilepsy.
This unpredictable and often disabling central nervous system disease disrupts the flow of information between the brain and body and within the brain.
This disorder involves widespread musculoskeletal pain, often accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood issues. Researchers believe this disorder affects the way your brain perceives pain.
This condition usually results from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, or other conditions that damage your peripheral nerves. This can lead to tingling, pain, weakness, or numbness, usually in your hands or feet.
A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain, causing changes in your feelings, movements, or behavior. A seizure can range from staring blankly for a few seconds to involving uncontrollable twitching of arms and legs.
If you’re having difficulty sleeping at night or believe you may have sleep apnea, our team at Neurosleep & Pain Management Center can help. We can assess your sleep patterns and whether you have a specific condition that can be treated.
Sleep apnea disorder, a potentially serious sleep disorder, involves interruption of your breathing while you sleep, with breathing repeatedly stopping and starting. There are multiple types of sleep apnea, including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, and complex sleep apnea.
If you deal with chronic pain or severe headaches and migraines, there are options for treatment. Our team at Neurosleep Center in Fort Gratiot, MI, can assess the cause of the pain and determine whether neurological treatment will be beneficial for you.
- Headaches and migraines: The three types of primary headaches are migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches. If you experience any of these regularly, neurological treatment may be able to help.
- Chronic pain: Chronic pain can range from mild to severe and sometimes can be alleviated with neurological treatment.
An EEG (electroencephalogram) can determine changes in brain activity that may be useful in diagnosing brain disorders, especially epilepsy. An EEG may be helpful for diagnosing or treating the following disorders:
- Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
- Brain tumor
- Head injury
- Brain dysfunction that may have a variety of causes (encephalopathy)
- Inflammation of the brain (encephalitis)
- Sleep disorders
EMG (Electromyography) is a diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). Your doctor may order an EMG if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a nerve or muscle disorder. Such symptoms may include:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle pain or cramping
- Certain types of limb pain
EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission. EMG results are often necessary to help diagnose or rule out a number of conditions such as:
- Muscle disorders, such as muscular dystrophy or polymyositis
- Diseases affecting the connection between the nerve and the muscle, such as myasthenia gravis
- Disorders of nerves outside the spinal cord (peripheral nerves), such as carpal tunnel syndrome or peripheral neuropathies
- Disorders that affect the motor neurons in the brain or spinal cord, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or polio
- Disorders that affect the nerve root, such as a herniated disk in the spine
Trigger point injection (TPI) may be an option for treating pain in some patients. TPI is a procedure used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin. The procedure can also help break up the knot and relieve spasms and the feeling of tightness. This will make you feel better and make it easier for you to move and exercise.
Occipital nerve block is a therapeutic procedure used to treat pain originating at the back of the head. It is performed through injection of steroids and a local anesthetic into the base of the skull, where the occipital nerves are located. The steroid injected reduces the inflammation and swelling of tissue around the occipital nerves. This may in turn reduce pain, and other symptoms caused by inflammation or irritation of the nerves and surrounding structures. GONB is used to treat the following:
- Headaches over the back of the head
- Tension headaches
- Cluster Headaches
- Nerve inflammation/Painful scalp
- Migraine headaches, may respond to occipital nerve blocks.