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What is neurophysiology?

Neurophysiology is a medical speciality that studies the relationship between the brain and the peripheral nervous system. Neurophysiologists study how the brain impacts the nervous system and its activities. They research to find the best treatments for a range of neurological conditions to improve the quality of life of patients.

Common conditions include migraines, headaches, epilepsy, strokes, tumours, back and leg pain and multiple sclerosis.

Reasons to see a consultant neurophysiologist

Some of the common concerns for seeing a neurophysiologist are:

  • Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures
  • Vision difficulties
  • Memory problems
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Mobility problems

Wide range of treatments

In the UK there are millions of people living with a neurological disorder and the symptoms. It’s important to get diagnosed so you can receive the right treatment. The Neurophysiology departments at BMI Healthcare offer treatment for a wide range of neurological conditions and disorders including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Space occupying lesions
  • Vascular disease
  • Encephalitis
  • Atrophy
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Spinal injuries

The type of neurophysiological treatment you will receive will depend on your symptoms. Your consultant will assess your condition and give you their specialist opinion. If further diagnostic tests or treatment are required, these will be explained fully during your consultation.

Common neurological diagnostic tests

At BMI Healthcare, we offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic tests for the investigation of central and peripheral nervous system disorders including:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Ambulatory EEG Monitoring
  • Sleep Deprived EEG
  • Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs)
  • Auditory Evoked Potential (Brain Stem Evoked Potential BSEP)
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEPs)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Electromyography (EMG)

How BMI Healthcare can help

Neurophysiological services at BMI Healthcare offers you fast, direct and convenient appointments with a consultant neurologist. Your consultant may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is nothing to be concerned about or they can discuss treatment options that could relieve your symptoms so you can return to enjoying your life.

Together, you and your consultant can decide the best route for you and develop a bespoke treatment package to achieve optimum results.