Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants is a multispecialty neuroscience center serving Metro Detroit Area in Clinton Township and St. Clair Shores, MI. We offer a wide variety of specialized treatments ranging from general, subspecialty neurology to interventional pain management and neuro psychometric testing. To ensure that our treatments are based on highly accurate diagnoses, we are equipped with the most advanced diagnostic technology and procedures including a full variety of EEG testing for reliable and quick results.
EEG or electroencephalogram is a test that measures your brain’s electrical activity and is performed to identify any irregularities or disorders. Special sensors called surface electrodes are placed on your scalp to detect electrical impulses emitted by your brain which are then amplified and recorded on a computer as wavy lines. While it is one of the most important diagnostic tests used for the diagnosis of epilepsy, it additionally is an equally effective test for the detection of several other brain disorders and illnesses such as:
Besides helping our doctors in establishing an accurate diagnosis of your ailment, EEGs can also be used to determine the overall activity of the brain.
EEGs are safe and painless tests free from any discomfort or side effects. However, to ensure the accuracy of your EEG results, our doctor will give you a list of dos and don’ts before you visit for your scheduled EEG test. It may include not sleeping for up to 12 hours before the test. Also, your hair must be clean and shampooed, you should not apply any hair product prior.
For the procedure, you will be offered a recliner or a bed to relax or lie down on. Our technicians will then attach 16-25 electrodes to your scalp with a special adhesive. Initially, you may have to rest quietly and eyes closed without any external disturbances so that your resting brain activity can be accurately recorded and later you may be asked to do some basic activities such as the rapid blinking of your eyes, deep breathing, and exposure to blinking lights. This is done to record your brain activity that does not manifest itself when the brain is at rest. The entire procedure may take up to an hour or more to be completed.
Unless your condition requires you to be monitored for a longer period, you may be allowed to leave and resume your normal activities.
If you want more information on the advanced diagnostic procedures and other provided services or want to schedule an appointment with our specialists in Metro Detroit Area in Clinton Township & St. Clair Shores, MI, contact us at Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, today.Request an Appointment