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81 Patients can receive a variety of diagnostic procedures right in the Michigan Neuroscience Clinic, providing them with the convenience of a single location and the comfort of working with familiar staff InnovativeHealthMag.com “ “ I condition. At the Michigan Neuroscience Clinic, Dr. Ahmad offers in-office diagnostic testing such as EMG/NCS, EEG, and VNG. These types of tests help determine the root cause of a patient’s symptoms by measuring nervous system function in a variety of ways. Essentially, the nervous system works by sending information via electrical impulses that control movement, provide sensory information, control metabolic processes, etc. Disorders affecting the nervous system mean that this process has somehow been disrupted, whether through a blockage in the brain, the death of cells, or the inability of neurons to transmit information. Dr. Ahmad’s training in neurophysiology is particularly helpful for diagnosing his patients’ disorders because this medical specialty specifically focuses on using bioelectrical activity to study the nervous system. Using tests that measure the electrical function of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves in limbs and muscles throughout the body, Dr. Ahmad can pinpoint the exact location of a disruption, ascertain its size, and determine the exact nature of the problem. Patients can receive a variety of diagnostic procedures right in the Michigan Neuroscience Clinic, providing them with the convenience of a single location and the comfort of working with familiar staff. Using state-of- the-art technology and the latest techniques, Dr. Ahmad can provide his patients with answers and help them make sense of their symptoms. For example, no single test can determine if a person has MS, but visual, brainstem, and somatosensory evoked potential tests can help confirm a diagnosis. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by sustained pressure on the median nerve in the forearm. By performing electromyography (EMG) testing and nerve conduction studies, Dr. Ahmad can see if electrical impulses through the median nerve are slowed and if the surrounding muscle is damaged. Determining where a breakdown in the nervous system has occurred is critical for giving patients the most effective treatment possible. Dr. Ahmad and the Michigan Neuroscience Clinic do more than diagnose patients; they also provide treatment. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, approximately 12% of Americans suffer from recurring migraines, (debilitating headaches that can severely affect a person’s quality of life). At the Michigan Neuroscience Clinic, a patient can receive Botox, which has been found to be effective at treating and preventing migraines. Instead of using painkillers, patients with chronic nerve pain can be treated with nerve-block injections, that deliver a local anesthetic to numb the nerves in a specific area of the body. If a muscle doesn’t relax, painful knots (trigger points) can form, irritating the nerves around them and causing pain in other parts of the body. Trigger-point injections can quickly relieve this tension and often provide sustained relief, unlike painkillers which simply mask the symptoms. Neurological disorders are incredibly complicated, and treatments are constantly improving. Unlike the torturous “treatments” of the past, modern neurologists work to alleviate symptoms with minimally invasive techniques and treat the underlying issues whenever possible. Although we still don’t fully understand the mechanisms of the nervous system, caregivers like Dr. Ahmad limit their patients’ suffering and protect their quality of life, giving them a brighter future than ever before. Dr. Omar Ahmad Michigan Neuroscience Clinic 12701 Telegraph Rd #210 Taylor, MI 48180 (734) 374-1112 www.michiganneuroscience.com


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