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Tests & Treatments

The following tests and treatments are some of the most common tests and treatments offered by specialists in this area. These specialists offer many other advanced tests and treatments for a wide range of medical problems. Please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) if you have questions about specific tests or treatments not listed here.

  • Botulinum toxin is available as four brands: Botox, Myobloc, Dysport and Xeomin. Each is produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When eaten, the toxin causes a serious food poisoning called botulism. But when injected in very small amounts, it can be used safely to treat a number of medical and neurological conditions.
  • CT Scan

    CT scan (or computed tomography scan) is an imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including bone, muscle and organs.
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) involves implanting a device that delivers electric signals to the brain. This can help control symptoms of movement disorders like Parkinson's disease and dystonia.
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

    Electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the brain. It is often referred to as a brain-wave test. An EEG is useful in diagnosing and treating many neurological disorders. An EEG is performed by attaching electrodes to the scalp and recording the brain’s activity.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of large magnets, radiofrequencies and a computer to produce detailed images of organs and structures within the body.
  • Medication Management

    Medication management is when clinicians work with a patient to make sure he or she is on the most appropriate medications for that individual and his or her particular condition. This process often involves a back-and-forth discussion between the clinician and patient to see how the medication or medication regimen is affecting the patient’s condition and quality of life. This dialogue allows the clinician to adjust medications as needed.
  • A nerve conduction (NC) and electromyography (EMG) test evaluates the health of your nerves and muscles. This test can help determine whether symptoms such as numbness, weakness or pain are due to a disease that affects the function of your nerves and/or your muscles.
  • Nutrition Counseling

    Nutrition counseling can help people achieve goals such as losing weight, increasing energy, lowering cholesterol and living a healthier life. Dietitians also provide nutritional counseling to patients who have special dietary needs because of bone marrow transplant, surgery, gastrointestinal illnesses or other conditions.
  • Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy can help people regain function, independence and quality of life after a stroke, injury or surgical procedure. It can also help people who are experiencing chronic pain or disability.
  • Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, can be an effective treatment for a variety of mental disorders and other psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues and relationship issues. Common types of psychotherapy include cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy and couples therapy.
  • Speech Therapy

    Speech therapy is a treatment for people who have trouble speaking or swallowing normally because of disease, deformity or disability. Speech-language pathologists offer speech therapy to children and adults with dysphagia, autism, cleft palate and a variety of neurological disorders, among other conditions.