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What kind of specialist diagnoses channelopathies? Neurologist? Rheumatologist? Both? Some other specialist?
Do neg EMG's/NCS (incl. single fiber/repetitive EMG) rule out channelopathies and mitochondrial neuromuscular dis? Would they rule out all neurom. Dz?
NO and NO: EMG/NCS is a useful diagnostic tool but BY NO MEANS EXCLUDES the medical problems you mention. ...Read more
Neurologist: Basilar migraines are now termed migraines with brainstem aura(MBA), because there is little evidence that the basilar artery is involved. These migraines are uncommon and can be very frightening as they can resemble a stroke: inability to speak, slurred speech, confusion, vertigo, double vision, loss of balance etc. (This type of migraine is different from retinal migraine.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?
Saw neuro after visual disturbance, probable migraine. MRI to r/o mass, found 3mm hyperintensity ant. parietal subcortical. Ref'd to MS specialist?
Depends: There are many lesions that appear on imaging as non-specific and can be seen in many lesions. There are exact criteria that are present which makes MRI useful in the diagnosis, discussing with another specialist might discern or eliminate this diagnosis. The finding on MRI is more consistent with migraine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No consensus on this: There is anecdotal evidence that this device works in some patients in some conditions but only 1 study I'm aware of....I think it's very early to know for sure. You should talk it over carefully with your doctor before making a decision to purchase anything....unless they are willing to give you a money back guarantee! More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
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