Neurology

WHY A CNI NEUROLOGIST?

Our board certified neurologists Drs. Hecker, Foster, Friedman, Manley, Markle, and Oztas have specialized training in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. CNI neurologists work with each patient and their family to customize a care plan that is specific to them.

 

With 50 years of combined experience our neurologists have been providing quality medical care and treating patients in an eight county area, from North West Florida to the Mississippi Coast.

 

 

 

NEUROLOGY SERVICES

  • Neuromuscular diseases/weakness
  • Peripheral nerve damage/numbness/pain
  • Multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Dementia
  • Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease/tremor
  • Sleep disorders
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Stroke/ministroke (TIA)
  • Head trauma/concussion
  • Infections of the nervous system
  • Tumors of the nervous system
  • Gait disorders
  • Frequent headaches
  • Headaches accompanied by nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, loss of consciousness or blurry vision
  • Tremor or abnormal movements
  • Vision changes
  • Loss of consciousness or “passing out”
  • Insomnia or sleep disorders
  • Restless legs
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness or loss of control of part of your body, speech or vision
  • Numbness or tingling that comes on quickly, only


SERVICES OUR NEUROLOGISTS MAY REQUEST DURING YOUR VISIT

EEG

An Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a painless procedure that measures the eletrical activity of a patient’s brain by placing electrodes on the head to detect any problems. An EEG is an important tool used to evaluate and diagnose seizures, causes of confusion and degenerative diseases.

 

EMG/NCS

An Electromyography (EMG) uses a fine wire electrode to evaluate the activity of the patient’s muscles. The Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) involves stimulating the nerves with a small amount of electricity and recording how each nerve conducts this signal along its course. The EMG and the NCS are utilized in diagnosis of a pinched nerve in the arm or leg, as well as muscle and neuromuscular disorders.