Sunshine Neurology first opened our doors to the community in 2006. Dr. Kamlesh Patel, dual board certified neurologist has established strong respectful relationship with his patient in the community. If your Google search is looking for a neurologist near me, the call Dr. Kamlesh Patel’s office.
Dr.Patel the neurologist near me, has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of simple and complex neurological issues, including conditions like migraines and other headache disorders, dizziness, vertigo, balance-related problems, memory issues, stroke, tremors, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.
BOTOX Injection – Treatments and Cosmetic
Dr.Patel has been successful with use of BOTOX injection treatments for conditions like headaches and migraines
Botox, the best known form of Botulinum toxin, has been increasingly used in Neurology practice since its first approval by FDA in 1989. In addition to its popular role for cosmetic purpose, it has been used in multiple neurological conditions including: migraine; tension headache; tilted neck (torticollis or cervical dystonia); chronic neck and back pain; facial and eye lid twitches (facial and blepharospasms); limb spasticity after stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis or spinal cord lesions; hyperhydrosis; temple-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and tremors.
Botox works by blocking the neurotransmitter release from nerve endings to muscle, allowing the muscle to relax. As a result, abnormal movements or muscle contractions are decreased.
Individual response to Botox treatment varies. Overall the treatment success rate is very high and majority of patients who receive this treatment are pleased with the benefit. But it is not a cure. On average, its effects last about 3 months and frequently repeat treatment is required.
Botox treatment is not without side effects, but they are extremely rare and transient. After long term use of Botox, there is a slight chance developing resistance and the treatment appears less effective. The other widely used Botulinum Toxin is Myobloc, which is equally effective and it has special value in patients who developed resistance to Botox.
For torticollis, spasticity, and other dystonias, most insurances including Medicare cover the treatment. For other indications, it varies and frequently a pre-authorization from the insurance company is needed. This question can be addressed during consultation in our Clinic
Our practice is equipped with cutting-edge technology to enable patients to receive the most accurate diagnoses using state-of-the-art approaches like nerve conduction studies (NCS), EEG, EMG and NCV tests, carotid and transcranial Doppler studies. With licensed and certified neurologist, Sunshine Neurology PA provides custom care options based on each patient’s unique needs.
Unlike other facility Dr.Patel himself performs and diagnoses his EMG/ NCV test. EMG test is used for diagnosis of primary muscle disorders, such as muscular dystonia; degenerative nerve diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease); and neuromuscular diseases (which affect both nerves and muscles), such as myasthenia gravis.
electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to find problems related to electrical activity of the brain. In electroencephalogram (EEG), small metal sensors (electrodes) are applied to your scalp to record the electrical signals produced by nerve cells in the brain. The electrodes transmit this information to a machine that magnifies the electrical activity and provides a graphic representation of brain waves.
Calmare device is non‐invasive medical device for the treatment of high‐intensity oncologic and neuropathic pain, including pain resistant to morphine and other drugs. The device, with a biophysical rather than a biochemical approach, uses a multi-processor able to simultaneously treat multiple pain areas by applying surface electrodes to the skin. The device creates and sends a no-pain signal which becomes the dominant signal received by the brain, thus overriding the pain signal and providing pain relief for the patients.