Since 2010, Bend Neurological Associates has been dedicated to serving patients with neurologic disorders with the highest degree of quality care, excellence and compassion.
Neurology is the field of medicine devoted to conditions of the nervous system. This includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. We are a full service neurology clinic, offering neurologic consultation, electromyography & nerve conduction studies, EEG (brainwave testing) and magnetic resonance imaging. Neurologists are not surgeons; therefore we do not perform operations. However, neurologists are expert in determining the appropriateness of surgical intervention for neurologic conditions.
MEDICAL EVALUATION & DIAGNOSIS
We specialize in diagnosing simple and complex neurological conditions. Conditions that we most commonly see include: ALS, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Headaches & Migraines, Dementia, Epilepsy, Memory loss, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Parkinson’s, Neuropathy, Stroke, TIA, Tremor, and Trigeminal Neuralgia.
A conventional treatment plan for patients with certain types of neurological conditions. Our office provides therapeutic BOTOX® as treatment for patients suffering from dystonia, torticollis and migraines.
An EEG or electroencephalogram is a procedure used for recording the electrical activity and patterns produced by the brain. This information is used to help identify specific brain functions and a wide variety of neurological problems such as epilepsy.
ELECTROMYOGRAPHY & NERVE CONDUCTION VELOCITY STUDIES
EMG or electromyography measures how well your muscles respond to signals from the brain in order to assess the health of your muscles and nerves. NCS or nerve conduction study measures how fast and how strong the electrical activity is in a nerve to determine whether a nerve has been damaged. These tests are often performed together and are helpful in diagnosing nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome and neuromuscular diseases such as ALS.
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
MRI or Magnetic resonance imaging produce detailed images of body structures. Neurological uses include the diagnosis of brain and spinal cord tumors, eye disease, inflammation, infection, and vascular irregularities that may lead to stroke. MRI can also detect and monitor degenerative disorders such as multiple sclerosis and can document brain injury from trauma.