Your brain is both complex and precious, and the conditions that can affect it vary wildly. Should you need specialized care, your neurologist must be a trustworthy expert with the knowledge and experience to both provide an accurate diagnosis and the individualized therapy you need.

At Premier Medical Associates, our neurology team offers adult patients evaluation and treatment for a broad range of neurological conditions and related diseases that affect the neurological system. Their collaborative diagnostic and therapeutic approach will benefit your medical and rehabilitative needs with attention to your unique set of circumstances. Our neurologists also offer EMGs, EEGs, Botox injections, and infusions. If you’re in need of an expert team of neurologists, schedule an appointment with us today.

Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The collaborative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches used by our neurologists will benefit the medical and rehabilitative needs of each patient and that patient’s unique set of circumstances. Patients can be seen at our One Monroeville Center,Greensburg, and UPMC St. Margaret locations.

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FAQs on Neurology:

Why Might I Need A Neurologist?

While conditions of the brain come in a wide variety of different ailments, here are some of the most common issues our neurologists treat at Premier Medical Associates:

  • Chronic Migraines
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Concussion
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Tremors
  • Stroke

What Kind of Neurology Testing Do You Offer?

There are two specific types of tests our neurologists perform at Premier Medical Associates, both of which are used to understand your nervous system and diagnose conditions of the brain. These tests are:

  • Electroencephalograms (EEGs): EEGs are used to record electrical waves emitted by the brain. Neurologists use EEGs to help diagnose fainting disorders, seizures, and stroke. An EEG test is painless and usually takes about an hour.
  • Electromyograms (EMGs): During an EMG, your doctor will place small electrodes on a part of your body and apply very mild electrical stimulus to evaluate the nerve and muscle function in that area. Neurologists use EMGs to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched spinal nerves, and peripheral neuropathy that may be associated with diabetes.

While an EMG might be mildly uncomfortable, both of these tests are 100% safe and performed by trained experts.

Why Would A Neurologist Offer Botox?

While you may know Botox as a cosmetic filler for smoothing wrinkles, it has also proven to be an effective migraine treatment. By injecting this muscle-relaxing neurotoxin into the muscles of the head and neck, neurologists have been able to prevent migraine headaches using Botox since 2010. However, if you suffer from certain migraine types, especially cluster headaches, Botox may not be an effective treatment for you.

What Should I Expect From A Visit With Your Team?

Premier Medical Associates, an affiliate of the Allegheny Health Network, is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Our neurology team offers adult patients evaluation and treatment for a broad range of neurological conditions and related diseases that affect the neurological system such as migraines, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, concussion, trigeminal neuralgia, tremors, and stroke. Patients may also receive EMGs, EEGs, Botox injections, and Infusions from our neurologists.

Your specific testing and care needs will always be discussed with you during your visit(s). Patients can be seen at One Monroeville Center,Greensburg, and UPMC St. Margaret locations.