Neurological Diagnostic Test: What you need to know
With age, people become more vulnerable to a variety of physical and psychological conditions. An estimated 30 million people in India suffer from various sorts of neurological disorders. Due to a lack of adequate instruments, identifying nervous system problems was difficult even a few decades ago. However, thanks to tremendous advances in medical research and technology, there is no shortage of powerful and precise technologies that aid in the diagnosis of neurological disorders today…
- Bed Side Portable EEG: When visual indications to cerebral function disappear during therapeutic neuromuscular blockade, portable, computer-processed bedside EEGs give real-time brain wave evaluation for some brain processes.
- Routine EEG: EEG scans are routine and take around 23 minutes. During the process, your EEG technician may urge you to breathe differently or look at flashing lights.
- Sleep Deprived EEG: An EEG test is performed while you sleep by a technician. If a conventional EEG does not provide enough information, healthcare practitioners may request sleep EEGs. A sleep disorders clinic may conduct a sleep study to check for sleep problems.
- Video EEG Monitoring: During your EEG, the technician takes a video of you. When you suffer a seizure or another type of brain event, video recording allows your healthcare professional to see and hear what you’re doing. This test is also known as EEG monitoring, EEG telemetry, or video EEG monitoring, depending on your provider.
- Repetitive Nerve Stimulation Study: The technique of repetitive stimulation is used to assess the function of the neuromuscular junction. It’s crucial not only for detecting, confirming, and following up on neuromuscular junction diseases, but also for eliminating them in patients who have tiredness, nonspecific weakness, diplopia, ptosis, or malaise, or who have objective weakness of unknown cause.
- Nerve Conduction Study (portable): The rate at which impulses pass through a nerve is measured. A stimulating electrode is placed on the skin above the nerve to create the impulses that are monitored.
- EMG (portable): Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic technique for assessing the health of muscles and the nerve cells that regulate them.
- ParaSpinal EMG: For diagnosing and evaluating the muscle dysfunction associated with the vertebral subluxation complex, paraspinal EMG scanning is a preferred approach. The goal of this research is to show that EMG scanning is a scientifically sound and reliable process.
- Facial EMG: Facial EMG is used in a range of medical applications, including mobility and rehabilitation studies for neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. Facial EMG has also been utilised in emotion research with people who have Autism Disorder.
- H Reflex: The Hoffmann reflex (H-reflex) is a muscle spindle bypassing electrically induced reflex. The H-reflex is a valuable tool for determining how monosynaptic reflex activity in the spinal cord is modulated.
- VEP: This simple and safe examination assesses the nerve system’s visual (sight) route. A few electrodes will be attached to your head as you sit straight in a regular chair. After then, you’ll be required to watch a TV screen with a flashing checkerboard pattern. The electrodes will pick up tiny electrical impulses from your brain and send them to a computer, which will record and print the results. A neurologist will interpret these results.
- BERA: BERA is an electrophysiological test that examines the auditory nerve’s integrity to determine the severity of hearing loss.
- SSEP: As an electrical signal goes from the nerve terminals in the arms and/or legs to the brain, this safe test examines the sensory route. This test determines whether there is a break in the passage anywhere. As the nerves in your limbs, spinal cord, and brain respond to the stimulation, the findings will be recorded on a computer. During the research, you may experience some pain and/or muscular twitching. A neurologist will interpret these results.
- Blink Reflex: The corneal reflex is induced with this electrodiagnostic examination. The integrity of the trigeminal and face nerves is assessed.
- SSR: The SSR – Sympathetic Skin Response is a neurology investigation.