High-quality neurological services in Middle Tennessee
The expert neurologists at TriStar Medical Group are experienced in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the brain and nervous system. Our neurology specialists offer advanced treatments, including deep brain stimulation, to treat a wide range of neurological conditions for patients in the Greater Nashville area.
To visit one of our neurologists, call us at (800) 242-5662.
What is a neurologist?
Neurologists are medical doctors or osteopaths who specialize in diagnosing and treating nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord nerves, and muscles. They perform neurological examinations to test the following:
- Balance, ambulation and reflexes
- Memory, speech, language and other cognitive abilities
- Muscle strength and movement
Patient-focused neurological services
Our board-certified neurologists offer high-quality care for patients experiencing a wide range of neurological conditions. We are dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care in a comfortable atmosphere. We work together so patients understand their diagnoses, test results and individualized treatment plans.
Neurological conditions we treat
Our neurology specialists have experience treating a variety of neurological conditions, including:
- Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Back pain
- Balance issues
- Bell's palsy
- Brain aneurysms
- Brain injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cerebral artery thrombosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Chiari malformation
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
- Diabetic polyneuropathy
- Fainting or syncope
- Gait difficulties and abnormalities
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Head injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- Intervertebral disc herniation
- Limb pain
- Lower back pain
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myasthenia gravis
- Neck pain
- Neurological complications of other medical conditions
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Neuropathy, both inflammatory and toxic
- Nerve injuries
- Optic neuritis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Peripheral nerve disorder
- Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome (RLS)
- Spinal disorders
- Tingling in the extremities
- Tourette syndrome
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Our neurological diagnostic exams
Our skilled neurologists offer a range of advanced diagnostic tests to ensure the accurate diagnosis of neurological disorders. These tests include:
Computed axial tomography (CAT) scan
A CAT scan is a medical imaging technique that uses X-ray technology to produce multiple images at different angles so the provider can view the body's internal structures and look for abnormalities.
EEG is a diagnostic test that involves attaching electrodes to the scalp to detect electrical activity in the brain. The results of this exam help diagnose epilepsy and seizure disorders.
EMG is a diagnostic exam that involves applying electrodes to assess the electrical activity and health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them. This test can help detect disorders of the spinal nerve roots, muscles and peripheral nerves.
A lumbar puncture, also known as a spinal tap, is a procedure in which a needle is inserted between two lumbar bones (vertebrae) to remove a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. This procedure is used to detect disorders of the central nervous system.
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
MRA is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce 3D images of blood vessels, so they can be examined for abnormalities. It often involves the use of special contrast agents. A contrast agent is a substance injected into the bloodstream before the procedure to highlight any abnormalities in the blood vessels.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
MRA is a medical imaging technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of the body, primarily the abdomen, brain, chest, heart and spine. Physicians use this test to examine internal structures of the body for abnormalities.
Nerve condition studies
Nerve conduction studies measure how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals. These studies can help physicians diagnose nerve disorders, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or peripheral neuropathies.
Visual evoked potentials (VEPs)
VEPs involves visual stimuli that measure the electrical response and health of the brain's primary visual cortex. This test helps access central visual function and detects abnormalities in optic nerve transmission.
Our neurological treatments
We treat and help patients manage neurological conditions by offering a wide range of treatments. Some of the surgical and non-surgical neurological procedures we provide include:
Botulinum toxin injections
Botulinum toxin therapy involves the injection of a neurotoxin protein. It is an effective treatment used to block the nerve signals that cause muscle spasms. This therapy is used to treat patients with cervical dystonia, certain types of eye muscle problems (strabismus) and abnormal spasm of the eyelids (blepharospasm).
Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
DBS is a surgical procedure that involves implanting a small device to help patients manage their movement disorders. This device sends electrical pulses to areas of the brain that control movement.
Somatic nerve block
As part of the peripheral nervous system, somatic nerves aid in the voluntary control of body movements via skeletal muscles. Somatic nerve blocks involve the injection of medication to the somatic nerves to manage and treat movement disorders.
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
VNS involves the implantation of a small device that stimulates the vagus nerve with electrical impulses. The vagus nerve stimulator is an effective treatment for epilepsy and seizure disorders.