Physicians in the Department of Neurology diagnose and treat disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems, which include the brain, spinal cord, and outlying nerves in the body.
Patients who suffer from severe headaches, back and neck problems, seizures, and brain disorders may seek the assistance of a neurologist. Our providers can provide treatments such as electromyography(EMG) and electroencephalogram(EEG) tests, Botox injections, and nerve block injections, to help with these issues.
Neurologists also diagnose and treat muscle diseases and diagnose or rule out conditions such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, brain injuries, or stroke.
The Neurology Infusion Center provides office-based infusions for patients with different neurologic disorders including, Multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and CIDP.
The infusion center uses the following medications: Lemtrada, Tysabri, Ocrevus, Solumedrol for Multiple Sclerosis; Soliris, IVIG, Solumedrol for Myasthenia Gravis; Soliris for Neuromyelitis optica; and IVIG and solumedrol for CIDP.
Both the Christie Clinic on University in Champaign and the Christie Clinic in Bloomington on Empire have infusion centers conveniently located on the same floor as the department.
Please call 217-366-1266 or book online to schedule with the department, as patients can be seen within 1 to 2 weeks.
In-Office EEG Tests
Electroencephalogram tests (EEG) are performed for episodes of unconsciousness, unawareness, syncope and seizures. They are also performed for patients with dementia or change in mental status. This test is a simple procedure that can be done in clinic in a short amount of time.
In Home Ambulatory Video EEG
What is it?
A state-of-the-art digital In Home Ambulatory Video EEG test records your brainwaves on an EEG and provides a video of what is going on at the same time. The quality of this study is comparable of what can be achieved in the hospital. The purpose is to be able to see what is happening when you have a seizure or event and compare the picture to what the EEG records at the same time. Sounds that occur during the testing are also recorded, with the test capturing if a person talks or makes sounds during an event. By doing this, doctors reading the EEG can tell if the seizure or event was related to the electrical activity in the brain. If so, we'd call this an epilepsy seizure.
Where Are In Home Ambulatory Video EEG Tests Done?
Video EEG tests can be done at home making them convenient, non-invasive and comfortable. This testing may help record a person's activity and seizures during their routine daily activities and during sleep. Testing can take anywhere from 24-72 hours depending on the patient.
Advantages of In Home Ambulatory Video EEG Tests:
-Regular environment and stress where episodes spontaneously occur
-Home comfort and no need to travel
-Lower cost compared to inpatient EEG video monitoring
-Expanded test length of 24, 48 and 72 hours allows greater opportunity to capture those events that happen intermittently and only under certain circumstances.
Call the Department of Neurology at 217.366.1266 to schedule an In Home Ambulatory Video EEG for your patient.
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