The Practice of Neurology is complex, and at times a speedy diagnosis is essential in producing the optimal outcome. Potentially life threatening conditions such as spinal cord compression or pending large stroke need to be diagnosed quickly in order to avoid devastating outcomes. At SANSC (South Atlanta Neurology and Spine Clinic) an MRI system is available on site which enables us to make timely and accurate diagnoses. If an urgent neurological condition is suspected in a patient who is seen at SANSC, a MRI study is obtained on site without delay. On numerous occasions, potentially serious conditions such as stroke, intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the head), and spinal cord compression were discovered promptly, resulting in speedy treatments and optimal outcomes. Dr. Choi has undergone additional fellowship training as well as extensive clinical and research experience at NIH (National Institutes of Health) in the field of Neuroimaging (MRI/CT interpretation of Neurological system), further enhancing the accuracy and speed of Neurological diagnoses.
Decision making regarding the surgical intervention of spine disease is a complex task, and it requires careful evaluation. The risks and benefits must be weighed between more-aggressive spine surgery and minimally invasive treatments. The decision should be based on symptoms, Neurological and spine examination findings, imaging data (MRI, CT, Myelogram), and electrophysiology data (EMG/NCV). Such complex cases have been handled deftly by Dr. Choi, who is board-certified in multiple disciplines, including Neurology, Neuroimaging (CT, MRI, Ultrasound), Electrophysiology (EEG, EMG), and Pain Medicine. Patients are ensured the most up-to-date and balanced diagnostic studies available, as well as a plethora of therapeutic options.
SANSC provides Diagnoses and Treatments of various Neurological symptoms and conditions including the following:
- Headaches: Migraine, Tension headache, Cluster headache, Exertional headache, etc.
- Facial/head Pain: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Occipital Neuragia, Carotidynia, etc.
- Dementia: Alzheimer’s, Pick’s, Multi-infarct, Vitamin deficiency, metabolic, etc.
- Cognitive decline: Memory loss, behavior change, speech disturbance
- Acute confusion, Delirium, Hallucination, etc.
- Syncope (acute passing out spells)
- Stroke: Acute neurological symptoms, TIA (mini-stroke)
- Seizure: Generalized (Grand Mal), Absence (Petit Mal), Partial, Myoclonic, etc.
- Head Trauma: Associated symptoms; headache, dizziness, cognitive decline, etc.
- Sleep Disorders: Insomnia, Excessive drowsiness, Sleep apnea, Narcolepsy, etc.
- Dizziness: Benign Positional Vertigo, Meniere’s disease, Labyrinthitis, etc.
- Parkinson’s disease
- Movement Disorders: Tremor, Tics, muscle Cramps, Spasm, Myoclonus, etc.
- Multiple sclerosis
- Loss of smell or taste
- Numbness of feet, finger(s), face, arm(s), leg(s), or other parts of body.
- Weakness of one or more limbs, generalized weakness, facial weakness, etc.
- Myasthenia gravis
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Gait disturbance
- Visual Symptoms: Double vision, blurry vision, visual field defects, loss of vision, etc.