Reid Neurology Associates
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of the nerves and the nervous system.
The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions:
- Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord
- Peripheral nervous system: all other neural elements, such as eyes, ears, skin, and other "sensory receptors"
Some of the conditions that neurologists may treat include:
- Headache disorders
- Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
- Movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease
- Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease or Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS)
Neurologists do not perform surgery. If a patient requires surgery, they will be referred to a neurosurgeon.
Neurodiagnostics Electromyography (EMG) Testing
Reid Neurology Associates not only has skilled technicians and practitioners who can diagnose conditions via electromyography but also a group of board-certified neurologists who can further evaluate and treat neurological conditions that are discovered using these studies. If you have questions about the diagnosis or treatment of a neurologic condition, please contact us at (765) 939-7711.
What is electromyography?
Electromyography (EMG) is a test used to assess the health of the peripheral nervous system -- the system that controls our voluntary and involuntary movements. The study determines the electrical activity of a nerve by measuring the speed and strength of signals between two or more points along the pathway of the nerve.
The needle electromyography exam records electrical activity of a muscle by inserting a needle electrode directly into the muscle. A nerve conduction study uses surface electrodes to measure the speed and strength of signals traveling between two or more points.
What conditions can EMG be used to diagnose?
EMG helps with
the evaluation of symptoms including weakness, numbness, and neuropathic pain
that might be caused by the peripheral nervous system. Neurological
conditions that can be diagnosed via EMG include:
- Polyneuropathy (i.e. diabetic neuropathy, along with inflammatory neuropathies such as Guillain-Barre syndrome and CIDP)
- Mononeuropathies such as carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome in the upper extremity and peroneal neuropathy in the lower extremity
- Radiculopathy originating from the cervical and lumbar spine
- Plexopathies in the upper and lower extremities
- Disorders of the neuromuscular junction including myasthenia gravis
- Motor neuron disease such as ALS
Patient review, March 2022
Dr. Croswell knew from an early age he wanted to go into healthcare. He enjoys meeting new people, hearing their stories and helping them with their medical problems. Being able to connect with patients through their stories is one of the best parts for him.
Dr. Goggins grew up in Linton, IN (near Terre Haute), and has a very interesting background. He has experience as a financial representative, and insurance salesman, Sales, direct patient nursing care, and became the resident physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. McMillion worked as a neurologist for the U.S. Army for five years, serving in South Korea, Afghanistan and Honolulu. He is glad to be back seeing patients in his home state and close to Selma, IN, where he grew up.
Dr. Raynor is an Indiana native and is also an adjunct clinical professor of neurology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He brings with him a wide variety of academic research and teaching experience.
Reid Health offers a Stroke Support Group. Click here for the calendar and RSVP link.
- lschemic stroke
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Cavernous malformations
- Parkinson's disease
- Essential tremor
- Cervical dystonia
- Focal dystonia
Epilepsy and seizures
- Focal motor seizures
- Complex partial seizures
- Tonic-clonic seizures
- Myoclonic seizures
- Atonic seizures
Disorders of the peripheral nervous system and neuromuscular junction
- Plexopathies such as brachial plexopathy and lumbosacral plexopathy
- Polyneuropathies such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and motor neuron disease
- Mononeuropathies such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
- Neuromuscular junction disorder such as myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton syndrome
Neurodegenerative disorders and dementias
- Alzheimer's disease
- Vascular dementia
- Lewy body disease
- Huntington's disease
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Primary progressive aphasia
- Autoimmune and inflammatory encephalopathies
- Relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
- Primary progressive multiple sclerosis
- Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis
- Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
Neurodiagnostic tests and other procedures
- Adult and pediatric electroencephalography (EEG)
- Adult electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)
- Botox for post stroke spasticity, dystonia, hemifacial spasm & chronic migraines
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