Your path to better brain health at NMC Health
When something feels “off” in your mind or your head hurts, it could mean something’s going on with your brain or nervous system. NMC Health Neurology Specialists are here for you, to get to the bottom of what’s going on.
Neurology is the study and treatment of problems with your brain and nerves. The brain is complex, and there are many things doctors still don’t know about the way it works. But when it comes to many common conditions like Alzheimer’s & dementia or unexplained nerve pain, visit our neurology specialists.
Do you suffer from chronic migraines? Dr. Sarab Alseoudi offers therapies to help relieve your pain.
What we treat
Our specialized team focuses on many issues with the brain and nervous system including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS)
- Migraine headaches
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Nerve injuries
- Numbness and tingling in your arms, hands, legs and feet
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Seizures and epilepsy
- Severe weakness
In order to make an appointment with Dr. Alseoudi and his neurology team, you must get a referral from your family doctor.
Testing and treatment are performed in our neurology laboratory, which is connected to our clinical lab. It is specially equipped for nerve and brain wave testing. All of our staff are specialized in the field of neurology and are here to make you feel safe and comfortable.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or visit the NMC Health Medical Center Emergency Department.
When you’re a patient at NMC Health, you can be sure that we will take care of whatever it is you need. Continuity of care is one of the most valuable experiences doctors can offer their patients. To enhance this important relationship between you and your doctor, NMC Health offers advanced medical testing that lets doctors keep an eye on your diagnoses, treatments and progress.
The results are simple. You feel better about the care we give you and your doctor has direct access to your records.
In our neurology clinic, you have the option of several tests to determine what might be going on:
Nerve Conduction Testing/Electromyography (NCT/EMG)
An NCT looks at the conduction of electrical impulses through the nerves and the muscle reactions to those impulses. Many medical conditions can cause direct damage to your nerves or indirect damage through a nerve being pinched or compressed.
If your doctor suspects you might be suffering from nerve damage or if you have one of the following symptoms, you might be asked to take a nerve conduction study:
- Numbness, tingling or the feeling of pins and needles in your arms or legs
- Weakness in your hands or legs
- Reflex problems
- Unexplained muscle spasms or cramping
- Hand or foot sensory changes
Those with the following disorders might also benefit from having a nerve conduction study:
- Thyroid or other metabolic disorders
- History of chemotherapy
- HIV/AIDS or other sexually transmitted diseases like syphilis
- Heredity or other acquired neuropathies like Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Exposure to toxins like lead or arsenic
- History of malnutrition
- History of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pinched nerves
Adult and Pediatric EEG Testing
NMC Health’s outpatient neurology services gives you excellent, professional care in our conveniently located healthcare center in Newton, KS. Our clinic has state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and your results will be read by a board-certified neurologist.
If you are having an electroencephalography (EEG), your doctor could be testing to see if you have epilepsy. This test is also used to look at the reason you might be having:
- Chronic headaches
- Behavioral disturbances
- Attention disorders
- Learning problems
- Language delays
- Fainting spells
An EEG is an important test used worldwide to detect something wrong in your brain. Our EEG technicians are trained to do EEG on children and adults.
As part of our commitment to family-centered care, parents and family are encouraged to accompany their loved one to the test as or staff explains each step of the procedure.
EEGs and its uses
An EEG looks at how your brain is functioning and can tell when something isn’t quite right. Here’s a list of how an EEG is used to look at specific, treatable conditions:
- Amnesia – fainting spells (syncope)
- Autism – staring or unusual behavior
- ADHD – learning difficulties
- Alzheimer’s Disease – infection of the brain
- Dementia – seizures
- Headaches – migraines
- Dizziness – Epilepsy
- Neurocognitive Decline – neuropsychological evaluations
- Head injury – sleep disorders
- Stroke – chemical disturbances in the brain
- Changing or Fine-tuning medications – Degenerative neurological diseases
- Changes in behavior – Undiagnosed episodes
If you have symptoms that you cannot explain or are suffering from pain that doesn’t go away, seeing a neurologist could get to the bottom of the issue. If you or a loved one has the following symptoms, asking our doctor about neurology care could help:
- Chronic headaches
- Memory loss or confusion
- Trouble will balance or motor control
- Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias
Expect to spend up to an hour at your first appointment. During your visit with your neurologist, you’ll be asked several questions about your medical history and be asked to give the doctor a list of your current medications. The doctor might use tools like lights and reflex hammers to assess your nervous system.
You might even be tested on your balance, movement and coordination. If you’re suffering from memory loss or confusion, the doctor may ask you questions to examine your mental state, and to determine if further testing is needed.
Please be sure to bring your photo ID and insurance card to your first appointment, along with your medicine list. Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out your new patient paperwork.
Yes. In order to make an appointment with our Neurology Specialists, you will need a referral from your primary care doctor.
Most insurances will cover neurology care if referred by your primary care doctor. For questions about specific insurance plans, please call your insurance company first before making an appointment. You can also see if your insurance plan is covered at all NMC Health locations.