Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Specialty Services and Treatment Programs

Individualized Evaluation

Patients referred to Neurology & Sleep Specialists, P.A. undergo a comprehensive visit with a neurologist/sleep specialist enabling the selection of appropriate diagnostic testing.

The clinical history, physical examination and diagnostic findings are then synthesized into an effective treatment plan.

Why suffer? Ask for an expedited evaluation.

State-of--the-Art Diagnostics

  • EEG/Ambulatory EEG/Video EEG
  • MRI/MR Spectroscopy
  • Fetal MRI for prenatal diagnostics
  • Polysomnography with special adaptation for children
  • Maintenace of Wakefulness Testing
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing
  • ADHD Testing with Severity Scales
  • Latest Genetic and Neurometabolic Tests
  • Actigraphy - Actigraphy is a useful adjunct for the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia, restless leg syndrome and circadian rhythm disorders. Actigraphy provides objective data on sleep-wake cycles.

Innovative Treatment Programs

The individualized screening process, staff expertise and specialized treatment programs increases our success in treating sleep disorders.

Some of the treatment programs used by Neurology & Sleep Specialists, P.A. are:

Medication Therapy

  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Headaches Migraines
  • ADHD/School problems
  • Cerebral Palsy/Spasticity
  • Snoring
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Seizures in Sleep
  • Movement Disorders in Sleep
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Periodic limb movements
  • Sleep Walking
  • Insomnia
  • Abnormal dream behavior
  • CPAP/BiPAP Therapy
  • Sleep Apnea (moderate to severe)

Vagal Nerve Stimulator - for refractory epilepsy

Chemodenervation (botulinum toxin injections) for movement disorders, cerebral palsy, hyperhydrosis, siallorhea/drooling.

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump - evaluation and programming

Circadian rhythm disorders are common and can cause sleepiness or insomnia.
Phototherapy is a non-medicinal treatment for circadian rhythm disorders. The brain’s clock has a natural sensitivity to blue-light. We use a safe light source emitting a specific wavelength of blue light to aid in resetting the hypothalamic diurnal rhythms.

Chronotherapy Chronotherapy is a non-medicinal approach to the treatment for insomnia or sleepiness due to a circadian rhythm disorder.

Oral Appliances
Sleep Apnea (mild to moderate)
CPAP failure

Surgical Intervention/Weight Loss Program
Referrals for appropriate treatment are available when needed

Hypnosis/Self Hypnosis

Referrals for appropriate treatment are available when needed

  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • Insomnia treatment (via referral)
  • Relaxation training
  • Self hypnosis
  • Stress management