Neurophysiology

Neurophysiology is the study and assessment of the nervous system. When functioning correctly, our nervous system reads small electrical signals sent through our body from the brain.

Interruption of these signals can result in various disorders that can cause coordination problems, abnormal sensations or weakness in the body.

At our clinic, we can accurately test for a wide range of neurophysiological conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, other neuropathies, sensory and motor problems, spinal problems, muscle diseases, myaesthenia. 

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Neurodiagnostics

Neurodiagnostic tests help us identify normal and abnormal activity in the nervous system. These tests record and analyse the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous systems to gauge whether they work correctly.

At Oxford Neurology Services, we can offer a full assessment, diagnostic investigation and treatment.

Nerve conduction studies (NCS): These tests help us to identify nerve damage and allow us to see how quickly an electrical impulse can travel down a nerve.

Electromyography (EMG): This records electrical activity in the muscle and how well the muscle responds. This test is often done alongside NCS.

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Common Disorders Of The Nervous System

Nerve entrapment: This occurs when a nerve is injured after being through trauma, injury, overuse or another neurophysiological condition. When a nerve is impaired, it can cause acute or chronic pain, tingling or numbness. Carpal tunnel syndrome and herniated discs are typical examples of nerve entrapment.

Neuropathy:  Neuropathy is the collective term for several conditions affecting the nervous system. It is caused by nerve damage and can cause burning, tingling, weakness or numbness.

Myasthenia: This is a long-term auto-immune condition that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, commonly affecting facial muscles and affecting eating and swallowing.

Muscle Disorders: Muscle disorders affect muscles around the skeleton or the nerves that control those muscles. Often characterised by weakness, fatigue or stiffness, these disorders can also affect balance and coordination.

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