Why am I having these headaches? Do I have a brain tumor ?
A brain tumor is very rare. More than 98% of the patients we see have migraine or tension type headaches. We also see post traumatic headache very frequently.
After a full history, examination, a CT scan, or MRI scan of the brain fears will be put to rest.
I keep getting dizzy and losing my balance. Is it possible that I am having a stroke?
The most common cause of dizziness and loss of balance is an inner ear disturbance. This is something that is very treatable and reversible.
I had a head injury and now I am unable to concentrate.
Simple blunt force head injuries are very common. This can occur after a motor vehicle accident, a fall, or simple bump on the head. We offer post traumatic headache and post traumatic cognitive impairment treatments. These injuries are treatable with careful management a generally excellent prognosis.
These symptoms can be very bothersome, disabling, and disruptive to patient lives. We have the skills and ability to diagnose and guide each patient through this difficult time.
I have tremors and shake at times, could I have Parkinson’s Disease?
Only very few patients we see with tremors or shaking end up with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. There are many other causes of tremors. Careful patient examination can often determine the likelihood of this diagnosis.
What tests do I need? Will my doctor explain everything to me?
Central nervous system issues ,which include brain and spinal cord testing, may require MRI brain, MRI spine, electroencephalogram(EEG), or a Neuro psychological testing battery.
Disorders of the peripheral nervous system can be diagnosed with a nerve conduction/EMG study.
In each instance test areas are carefully selected to assist in making an accurate diagnosis to help the patients recover and return to normal.
Will I end up in a wheelchair?
Again, careful history and examination with thorough explanation of the findings will in most cases alleviate these fears.
It takes a skilled neurologist, like Dr. Maloon, with many years of experience to listen carefully to the patients, examine the patient and order appropriate testing to make a diagnosis.
Once a diagnosis has been made, we will offer state of the art treatment.