Neurological Services in Maple Shade, NJ
Since 1978, Neurological Regional Associates PA
in Maple Shade, New Jersey, has offered neurological services to both adult and pediatric neurological patients. At our independent practice, we specialize in Alzheimer's, ADHD, multiple sclerosis, seizures, and migraine treatments. Backed by more than three decades of experience, our physicians are ready to help you with your neurological problems today.
At our office, we offer quick and painless EEG and EMG testing
as part of our neurological services. The EEG takes one hour and 15 minutes, and the EMG takes 40 minutes. Our physicians review the test results with you at your follow-up visit.
Computerized Cognitive Testing
When you need computerized cognitive testing
, we are ready to help you. Our computerized test is very patient friendly and requires little orientation. This test can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes. Learn more about this test and the neurological diseases we treat at our office.
migraine is more than just a bad headache. It is a neurological
symptom that is incapacitating that usually includes a severe,
throbbing, recurring pain on one side of the head. Some headaches can
have more disabling symptoms such as visual disturbances, nausea,
vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and
smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face, however,
both sides can be affected. Some migraines can have a visual aura.
Attacks can last between 4 and 72 hours. Migraine affects everyone
differently and symptoms may vary by person.
with one of our doctors to determine if the symptoms you are
experiencing are truly migrainous in nature. We will analyze your
symptoms and review your family history to determine the best
treatment options. If you experience a migraine more than two times
a month, contact our office for possible short-term and long-term
stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a
treatable condition. The exact cause of the condition is unknown but
it may be caused in part by an imbalance in chemical messengers to
the brain. Some symptoms include being inattentive, impulsive,
hyperactive, difficulty in focusing and multitasking. Sometimes
these symptoms can interfere with or reduce the quality of social,
academic or work functioning.
our doctors to assess your family history and perform complete
testing to determine if you have ADHD and offer the best treatment
tremor is an involuntary movement or shaking that affects the body
repeatedly. Most commonly affected are the hands and neck.
Sometimes the voice, feet, and torso may be affected with tremor.
can also be affected by certain medication, liver disease,
alcoholism, or some antidepressant medications.
helpful tip in assessing your symptoms is to make a note of what
makes the tremor better or worse. There are differences between a
tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Our skilled doctors will determine
what testing is necessary to determine your diagnosis and treatment.
disease is the most common movement disorder. It is characterized by
progressive loss of muscle control. Common signs are trembling of
the limbs/head while at rest along with stiffness, slowness in
walking, and impaired balance. Some people experience changes in
their sense of smell or bowel habits.
disease varies from person to person. Many people with Parkinson’s
can live a productive life while others become disabled more quickly.
Most individuals who develop Parkinson’s disease are 60 years or
you think you may have Parkinson’s disease, our doctors will
perform a full evaluation with testing to determine if you are
suffering from this disease.
dyskinesia is having movements that you cannot control. They can
affect the trunk, upper and/or lower body, fingers, lips, tongue,
jaw, or eyes.
medications can be associated with tardive dyskinesia. Drugs that
treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, stomach
upset, nausea, or vomiting.
are treatments that are available to help with the symptoms of
sclerosis is an abnormal response of the body’s immune system. It
is directed against the central nervous system consisting of the
brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. Many experts consider MS to be
immune-mediated rather than autoimmune. The immune system attacks
the myelin, or the fatty substance that surrounds and insulates the
nerve fibers as well as the fibers themselves. The myelin then forms
scar tissue also known as sclerosis. The course of the disease can
be mild, moderate, or severe.
of the most common symptoms include fatigue, numbness, tingling,
weakness, dizziness, walking (gait) disturbances, bowel and bladder
issues or sexual problems.
doctors will help you identify and manage MS. Call for an evaluation
is a medical condition that causes sudden and uncontrollable crying
and/or laughing that does not match how the individual is feeling.
It can occur with a traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease,
dementia, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s or ALS, just to name a few.
are treatments available. Allow our doctors to determine what
treatments will be of benefit to you in your overall plan of care.
is a brain disorder that occurs when certain nerve cells in your
brain misfire, which then causes seizures. There are multiple types
of epilepsy and the type you have can determine which seizure you may
have as discussed below. Contact our office and allow our doctors to
assess and develop a treatment plan best for you.
are two main types of seizures
Focal start in a particular part of your brain and it can have
physical and emotional effects on how you feel, see or hear things
that aren’t there. About 60% of people with epilepsy have this
type of seizure which is sometimes called a partial seizure.
break focal seizures into three groups; simple, complex and secondary
simple focal seizure
may be a flash of light or feeling of dizziness. You may smell or
taste something strange and it may make your fingers, arms or legs
twitch. You’re not likely to lose consciousness but you may feel
nauseous or sweaty.
usually happen in the part of your brain that controls emotions and
memory. You may lose consciousness but still appear to be awake.
You may do things such as gag, smack your lips, laugh or cry.
also start in one part of your brain and spread to the nerve cells
on both sides. They can cause some of the same physical symptoms as
a generalized seizure, for example, convulsions or muscle slackness.
other type of seizure is called a generalized
This can happen when nerve cells on both sides of your brain
misfire. This can cause muscle spasms, falling, or blacking out.
are six (6) types of generalized seizures.
(or grand mal) seizure: This
is the most common seizure that people are familiar. This is the
most noticeable because your body stiffens, jerks, and shakes and
you lose consciousness. Sometimes individuals will lose control of
their bladder or bowels. It usually lasts from one to three
minutes. It can lead to breathing problems and make you bite your
tongue or cheek.
These can last for several minutes. Your muscles may have jerky
and rhythmic spasms that affect the face, neck, and arms.
seizure is more common in people that have epilepsy known as
Lennox-Gaustaut syndrome. Your muscles may tense up in your arms,
legs, or trunk. They often happen when you are asleep, however,
they can also occur while you are standing up and can cause you to
lose your balance or fall.
The symptom with this seizure is that your muscles may suddenly go
limp and your head may lean forward. If you are standing you may
fall and if you are holding something you may drop it.
may have sudden jerky movement in your muscles as if you have been
(or petit mal) seizure:
Some symptoms you may experience with this seizure are staring
blankly into space, eye rolling, and feeling disconnected from
others around you and not responding to them. These seizures are
most common in children under the age of 14.
describes a wide range of symptoms associated with decline in memory
or overall thinking skills. It is a condition that is severe enough
to reduce a person’s ability to perform activities of daily living.
of dementia can vary including memory, communication, language,
ability to focus and pay attention, reasoning, judgment and visual
perception. Some examples of people with dementia include having
problems with short-term memory, keeping track of a purse or wallet,
paying bills, planning and preparing meals, remembering appointments,
or traveling out of the neighborhood.
two most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and
is the most common form of dementia. It is a degenerative disease
and worsens as time progresses. In the early stages memory loss is
mild but in late-stage Alzheimer’s the individual loses the ability
to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. There
is no known cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
dementia can occur after a stroke and is the second most common type
dementia symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse. If you
or a loved one is experiencing memory difficulties or other unusual
changes in thinking skills, schedule an appointment today to meet
with our doctors for a full evaluation.
occur when blood flow to your brain stops. There are two types of
is the most common type of stroke that is caused by a blood clot that
blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain.
type of stroke is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds
into the brain.
are the most common symptoms of stroke; however, a stroke can affect
- Sudden numbness or
weakness of the face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the
trouble speaking or understanding speech
seeing in one or both eyes
walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
headache with no known cause
you think you are experiencing a stroke, do not wait to call a
doctor. Call 9-1-1 or go the emergency room immediately.
are referred to as “mini-strokes.” They occur when the blood
supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.
are many types of neuropathies. The most common form of neuropathy
is peripheral neuropathy. It is the result of damage to the
peripheral nerves often causing weakness, numbness and pain that
occurs in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of
your body. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus.
people describe neuropathic pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.
Some medications can reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy.
our doctors to evaluate your symptoms and if necessary they will
order an EMG and nerve conduction study to determine if you have
pain that affects the trigeminal nerve is called trigeminal
neuralgia. The trigeminal nerve carries sensation from your face to
your brain. Mild stimultation of your face, such as brushing your
teeth, chewing or putting on make up may trigger intense pain or an
electric shock type feeling. There are various treatment options to
help manage the symptoms.
Schedule an appointment
with us today in Maple Shade, New Jersey
, and let our neurological services help you with your issues.