West TN Neurology Autonomic Care Clinic – specializing in diagnostic evaluation and clinical support for patients with autonomic dysfunction. The autonomic nervous system connects and balances every organ , gland and system.
Measures aimed at autonomic balance often alleviate multi-system symptoms and promote wellness in those with primary and secondary forms of autonomic dysfunction.
Primary forms are often seen early in life and are often hereditary.
Secondary forms are associated with chronic disease states such as hypertension and diabetes.
Symptoms may include dizziness, pre syncope and overt faint, palpitations, heat and cold intolerance and gastric upset.
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test to measure and record electrical activity of the brain.
A diagnostic tool used to evaluate the peripheral nerve lesions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or peripheral neuropathies. Another common reason for performing this study is to evaluate for cervical or lumbosacral radiculopathy, which may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck or lower back.
A nerve conduction velocity study (NCV) is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve. NCV can determine nerve damage and destruction.
A device used to perform heart rate variability in association with respiration variability to detect Autonomic Nervous System dysfunctions and imbalances.
Used when spasticity is severe, and involves injections of medicine into the affected muscles to make the muscle relax.
To determine whether or not dizziness may be due to inner ear disease.
Measures the brain’s electrical activity (brain waves) over a 24-48 hour period. It is used to diagnose and monitor seizure activity or to help evaluate brain tumors or other neurological conditions.