Nerve Conduction Studies
There are some special tests that can aid in the evaluation of nerve and muscle disease. Dr Cullen O’Gorman performs nerve conduction studies, needle electromyography (EMG) and single fiber EMG as required.
Nerve conduction studies use a small surface electrode to measure the strength and speed of signals travelling in nerves. During needle EMGs, a needle electrode is inserted directly into muscle to record the electrical activity from the muscle. Single fiber EMG is a special test for diseases of the neuromuscular junction that also uses a needle electrode inserted into the muscle.
These tests are often required if your doctor considers that you have symptoms of a nerve or muscle disorder, such as:
- Tingling or burning discomfort
- Muscle weakness or fatiguability
- Muscle pain or cramping
- Shooting limb pains
Epilepsy and EEG Studies
BCNC offers a specialised epilepsy consultative service alongside an electrodiagnostic EEG service.
At BCNC’s epilepsy clinic, we offer a thorough assessment and review of treatment options for all patients with epilepsy. Patients who require specialist care or who have not achieved full seizure control are suitable for this clinic. This clinic also provides rapid assessment and treatment of patients following their first suspected seizure. First seizure patients referred from a GP will be seen within 4 weeks and during the consultation will be counselled about seizure precautions and driving restrictions.
We believe seizures are only one part of epilepsy, with psychological and social factors affecting day-to-day life much more than most people think. We understand that not all epilepsy is the same and that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. At BCNC, we strive to provide the highest-level quality care and management outcomes tailored to the patient.
Movement Disorders & Functional Neurological Disorders
We wish to welcome you to our outpatient Movement Disorders and Functional Neurological Disorders service at Brisbane Clinical Neurosciences Centre (BCNC) and hope that your experience with us is a positive one. Our clinic will offer you a safe health care environment that emphasizes the importance of being proactive about your health.
Our goal is to work together as a team, striving to meet your healthcare needs by providing the highest-level quality care and best possible treatment outcomes. We encourage and invite your input in developing an appropriate and realistic plan of care.
Our outpatient clinics are held:
- Every Monday (8:30 – 13:00)
- Thursday (08:30 – 17:00)
- Alternate Wednesdays (13:00-1600).
We welcome your comments and suggestions at any time during your time spent with us at BCNC. Our outpatient service will strive to provide you with the most competent and compassionate care possible. We hope that your experience is a positive and rewarding one.
Again, welcome to our Movement Disorders and Functional Neurological Disorders service.