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Neurology is the medical science of the nervous system and its disorders. The Union Hospital Neurology Clinic provides diagnostic services that record electrical activity in the body to help diagnose disorders of the brain, muscles and nervous system. Conditions such as strokes, epilepsy and carpal tunnel syndrome can be diagnosed through Neurological testing.
Sleep disorders are a related neurological testing service. For more information visit the Union Hospital Sleep Disorder page.
Our highly skilled team includes a board certified neurologist physician, experienced technologists, and other healthcare professionals with specialized training in Neurological disorders.
Most of the neurological testing at Union Hospital is one of two procedures.
Electroencephalography (EEG) is a non-invasive test that graphically records the electrical impulses of the brain cells. The test results give important information about the health and function of the brain. These electrical impulses in the brain are recorded by applying small metal discs to the patients head. The impulses are amplified and recorded on graph paper. During the test the patient lies comfortably on a bed and has no discomfort or other feeling as the test is in progress. The EEG test takes about 60 minutes including applying and removing the electrodes.
EMG (electromyography and nerve conduction studies) is a recording of electrical activity in muscles. Your doctor may request this test in order to help in diagnosing diseases of the nerves and muscles. EMG can help discover the cause of muscle weakness, spasms, paralysis, or pain in the arms, legs, hands, or face. During the test small electrodes will be taped on your skin. An electrical impulse is sent through the nerves. It will feel like a tingle but the tiny shock is not harmful. In the second part of the EMG test a tiny needle is inserted into the muscle and a recording is made at rest and when the muscle is contracted. The entire test takes about 60 minutes to complete.