Special Treatment

During the course of your evaluation and treatment, your Neurologist may recommend special treatments to help manage your symptoms.  If you have not seen results from traditional therapies, these may be more effective for you.

We can provide all of the following special treatments:


Deep Brain Stimulator Management
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is mainly used to treat movement disorders that are resistant to other types of treatment.  A surgically implanted medical device called a neurostimulator is precisely calibrated to interfere with the irregular nerve signals in the brain that are responsible for tremor, stiffness, and PD symptoms.  DBS is completely reversible, does not damage healthy brain cells, and can be re-calibrated to optimize results without additional surgeries.

Botox Injections
Botox, or Botulinum Toxin, is a natural neurotoxin that is used in medicine to temporarily weaken and relax tense muscles.  Most commonly used to treat dystonias, spasms, cerebral palsy, and migraines, relief usually last 2-4 months, but can continue for up to 12 months.

Trigger Point Injections
Also known as TPI, Trigger Point Injections can help loosen knots in muscles (trigger points) that form when muscles fail to relax properly after contracting.  A local anesthetic (such as lidocaine, procaine, or bupivacaine), or an anti-inflammatory/steroid is injected into the trigger point through a small needle to deactivate the trigger point and alleviate pain.  More than one treatment session may be required.

Infusions
Infusion therapy is a method of administering medication intravenously.  We can provide the following infusions, as recommended by your Neurologist:

Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)
Tysabri
Remicade
Avonex
Rituxan
Solumedrol


Our goal is to help our patients feel their best.  Everyone is different, so we work with each patient individually to identify a treatment plan that is effective in managing symptoms.

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