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Neurology Specialists, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Behavioral and Therapy Services located in Coral Springs and Sunrise, FL

EEG services offered in Coral Springs and Sunrise, FL


An electroencephalogram (EEG) evaluates the electrical activity in your brain. At The Neurology Institute in Coral Springs and Sunrise, Florida, the multispecialty team has the most advanced equipment on-site, allowing providers to conveniently perform this noninvasive test while you’re in the office. Schedule your appointment by calling the location nearest you or clicking the online booking link now. 

EEG Q&A

What is an electroencephalogram (EEG)?

An EEG is a test that evaluates the electrical activity inside your brain. Your brain cells communicate using electrical impulses, which appear as wavy lines during an EEG. 

Monitoring and recording this brain activity helps The Neurology Institute team diagnose brain disorders. EEG is a completely noninvasive test with no downtime required. 

When might I need an EEG?

You could need an EEG if you have symptoms that indicate a possible brain disorder, such as:

  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Stroke
  • Sleep disorders such as narcolepsy
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain damage due to traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease
  • Brain inflammation    

An EEG is an effective way to evaluate your brain activity and diagnose problems, which is why The Neurology Institute has state-of-the-art EEG equipment in the office. 

How do I prepare for my EEG?

The Neurology Institute recommends:

 

  • Washing (but not conditioning) your hair the night before the EEG
  • Not using any products (hairspray, gels, oils, foams) on your hair
  • Removing a wig or hairpiece before the EEG
  • Avoiding caffeine the day of the EEG 

 

It’s best if you’re relaxed for your EEG. In fact, EEG results are most valuable if you’re asleep during the test because some disorders are only detectable at that time. 

 

Your provider may recommend staying up all night before the test or sleeping less than usual to help you fall asleep for the EEG. 

What happens during an EEG?

In some cases, you may receive a sedative before the EEG to help you relax and fall asleep. Then a technician applies small metal electrodes to your scalp with sticky adhesive. You can expect to lie down for the test. 

 

During the EEG, the electrodes capture your brain activity and relay it to the EEG machine through wires. The machine records your brain waves for later study.

 

The test takes about an hour, and you should be asleep the whole time. After your EEG, you can return to your normal activities. If you receive a sedative, a friend or family member must drive you home. 

 

The Neurology Institute offers comfortable and convenient EEGs on-site. Call the office nearest you or click the online scheduling link to book your appointment today.

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