Neurological Regional Associates PA
 
 
504 Route 38 E, Maple Shade, NJ 08052
 
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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.
 
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EEG & EMG Testing

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.
 
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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

A 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.
Meet 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 treatments.

ADHD

ADHD 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.
Allow our doctors to assess your family history and perform complete testing to determine if you have ADHD and offer the best treatment options.

Tremor

A 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.
Tremors can also be affected by certain medication, liver disease, alcoholism, or some antidepressant medications.
A 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.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s 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.
Parkinson’s 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 older.
If 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.

Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia is having movements that you cannot control. They can affect the trunk, upper and/or lower body, fingers, lips, tongue, jaw, or eyes.
Certain medications can be associated with tardive dyskinesia. Drugs that treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, stomach upset, nausea, or vomiting.
There are treatments that are available to help with the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple 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.
Some of the most common symptoms include fatigue, numbness, tingling, weakness, dizziness, walking (gait) disturbances, bowel and bladder issues or sexual problems.
Our doctors will help you identify and manage MS. Call for an evaluation today.

PseudoBulbar Affect

This 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.
There are treatments available. Allow our doctors to determine what treatments will be of benefit to you in your overall plan of care.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy 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.

Focal Seizures

There are two main types of seizures; focal and generalized. 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.
Doctors break focal seizures into three groups; simple, complex and secondary generalized seizures.
  • A 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.
  • Complex focal seizures 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.
  • Secondary generalized seizures 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.

Generalized Seizure

The other type of seizure is called a generalized seizure. This can happen when nerve cells on both sides of your brain misfire. This can cause muscle spasms, falling, or blacking out.
There are six (6) types of generalized seizures.
  • Tonic-clonic (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.
  • Clonic seizure: These can last for several minutes. Your muscles may have jerky and rhythmic spasms that affect the face, neck, and arms.
  • Tonic seizure: This 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.
  • Atonic seizure: 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.
  • Myoclonic seizure: You may have sudden jerky movement in your muscles as if you have been shocked.
  • Absence (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.

Dementia

Dementia 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.
Symptoms 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.
The two most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
It 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.
  • Vascular dementia
Vascular dementia can occur after a stroke and is the second most common type of dementia.
Many 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.

Stroke

Strokes occur when blood flow to your brain stops. There are two types of strokes.
  • Ischemic stroke
It is the most common type of stroke that is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke
This type of stroke is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain.
These are the most common symptoms of stroke; however, a stroke can affect people differently.
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
If you think you are experiencing a stroke, do not wait to call a doctor. Call 9-1-1 or go the emergency room immediately.

TIA

These are referred to as “mini-strokes.” They occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.

Neuropathy

There 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.
Some people describe neuropathic pain as stabbing, burning or tingling. Some medications can reduce the pain of peripheral neuropathy.
Allow our doctors to evaluate your symptoms and if necessary they will order an EMG and nerve conduction study to determine if you have neuropathy.

Trigeminal neuralgia

Chronic 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.
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