Neurological Testing Specialist

Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Neurology Specialists located in Wallingford, CT & Stamford, CT

Neurological testing can provide you with an understanding of your symptoms, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment options to support your health. At Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut, Igor Turok, MD, and the team specialize in comprehensive and advanced neurological testing for many conditions. Testing is available at both of their locations in Wallingford and Stamford, Connecticut. To schedule a test or consultation, call the office or book online today.

Neurological Testing Q & A

What types of neurological testing are available?

At Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut, Dr. Turok offers extensive in-office neurological testing and lab work, including:

Comprehensive bloodwork

A sample of blood is taken from your arm to test your nutrient levels, blood cell composition, blood sugar levels, and signs of infection or inflammation.

Vestibular authorization testing (VAT) and electronystagmogram (ENG)

These tests are performed with computerized technology to track how your eyes move if you're experiencing dizziness or balance difficulties.

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

During an EEG, small electrodes are attached to your scalp to measure your brain waves. EEGs are used to diagnose conditions like epilepsy, brain tumors, and strokes.

Electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS)

These tests are used to assess muscle and nerve activity related to control of your muscles for movement and pain conditions.

Videonystagmography (VNG)

VNG measures abnormal eye movements called nystagmus. If you have nystagmus, it can indicate inner ear problems related to balance and dizziness.

Carotid and transcranial duplex studies

These studies use ultrasound technology to check the blood vessels in your head and neck for blood clots.

Fluoroscopy

Fluoroscopy is a type of X-ray that produces a “real time" video of structures like blood vessels, joints, or your spine. It can be used for diagnosis and treatment of conditions like joint pain, spinal pain, and blood vessel issues.

Ultrasound-guided procedures

Ultrasound is used to create an image of your blood vessels and can be used for diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving blood clots and atherosclerosis.

Lumbar puncture

A lumbar puncture involves inserting a needle into the space around your spinal cord to collect cerebrospinal fluid for testing. It's used to diagnose meningitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

As a trained neurologist and anesthesiologist, Dr. Turok has a unique combination of hands-on experience and advanced study to perform these complex tests in the office for your comfort and convenience.

When is neurological testing recommended?

Neurological testing is recommended for the diagnosis of a wide variety of conditions, like:

  • Spinal pain
  • Movement disorders
  • Seizure disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Balance disorders
  • Nerve pain
  • Blood clots

During your initial consultation and exam, Dr. Turok explains which tests are needed to determine your diagnosis and what to expect during each test so you feel as comfortable as possible.

Do I need treatment after neurological testing?

If your neurological test results are positive, you likely need treatment. In some cases, a “watch and wait" approach may be appropriate, though many neurological conditions can worsen quickly, so timely treatment is essential.

To schedule a neurological test or general physical exam, call or book online now.