Conditions Treated by Dr. Pares
Epilepsy is a common chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. These seizures are signs and/or symptoms of abnormal or excessive electrical activity in the brain.
Ischemic stroke is a sudden loss of one or more brain functions (or consciousness) due to a disruption of blood supply to the brain. In this condition blood vessels are blocked by a clot, reducing the supply of food and oxygen to the brain.
Migraine is a severe type of headache that causes significant pain, visual changes (aura) and may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting.
When myelin, a protective covering of the nerves, breaks down the resulting condition is called multiple sclerosis. In this condition, inflammation causes the protective covering to disintegrate, thus slowing down the conduction of electrical impulses.
Parkinson's disease is a condition characterized by degeneration of brain cells which leads to a deficiency of the neurotransmitter, dopamine. Dopamine is a substance used in the brain to carry impulses that allow one cell to communicate with another. When dopamine levels drop, motor skills, speech, and other functions are impaired.
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Disorders of peripheral nerves are a collection of disorders that affect the network of nerves that extend from the spinal cord into the arms and legs (the periphery). Examples include diabetic peripheral neuropathy, muscular dystrophy, and myoneural disorders.
Transient Cerebral Ischemia
Mini-stroke (transient cerebral ischemia) is a sudden loss of one or more brain functions (consciousness) due to a disruption of blood supply to the brain. In this condition the loss of brain function lasts for only few minutes and all symptoms disappear after twenty-four hours.
Neurological testing is a set of diagnostic procedures commonly done to assess motor and sensory skills, cranial nerves, hearing, speech, vision, coordination, balance, mental status, and many other abilities.