Seizures Specialist

The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA

Neurologists located in Frisco, TX & Southlake, TX

The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA, offers the most innovative solutions for treating acute and chronic migraines. At their clinics in Frisco and Southlake, Texas, the team provides customized treatment plans to help you finally find relief from head pain and its associated symptoms. Whether you need Botox® therapy or can benefit from migraine prevention resources, the headache specialists at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology can help. Learn more about available treatment options for migraines by calling the office nearest you or using the convenient online booking feature to schedule an appointment.

Seizures Q & A

What is a seizure?

A seizure is a sudden surge of abnormal electrical activity in the brain that may cause changes in your behavior, feelings, muscle movements, or level of consciousness.

Though not a disease in and of itself, a seizure is a common symptom of many different health conditions. Epilepsy is the most common cause of seizures. People who have had more than two unprovoked seizures are diagnosed with epilepsy.

What are different types of seizures?

There are two major types of seizures, each of which contains subtypes:

Focal seizures

Also called partial seizures, this type involves abnormal activity in only one part of your brain.

  • Focal onset aware seizures happen when you’re conscious and aware, but may alter sensory perception and cause involuntary twitching.
  • Focal seizures with impaired awareness can make you confused, dazed, and unaware of your environment.

Symptoms of focal seizures may resemble other neurological conditions, such as a migraine, narcolepsy, or mental illnesses.

Generalized seizures

Generalized seizures involve abnormal activity in both sides of your brain at the same time. Subtypes of generalized seizures include:

  • Absence seizures that often involve staring into space
  • Tonic seizures that cause muscles to stiffen
  • Atonic seizures that cause a loss of muscle control
  • Clonic seizures that involve repetitive muscle jerking

Tonic-clonic seizures, also known as grand mal seizures, cause extreme symptoms that may include stiffening and shaking of the body as well as a sudden loss of consciousness and tongue biting.

How do you diagnose and treat seizure disorders?

First, the team at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology performs a thorough neurological exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may also take tests, such as:

  • Blood tests
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan

Once they diagnose epilepsy or determine the cause of your seizure, the team at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology works with you to create a seizure management plan. Depending on your needs, treatment may include:

  • Anti-seizure medications
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
  • Following a low-carb, high-fat diet

If your seizures always originate from the same location in your brain, they may recommend surgery. To learn more about preventing and managing seizures, call The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology or book an appointment online.




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The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA, Frisco, TX

Phone (new patient appointments): 214-494-4424 ext 2 | Fax: 214-494-4423

Address: 7000 Parkwood Blvd, F100, Frisco, TX 75034
The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA, Southlake, TX

Phone (new patient appointments): 817-379-9922 ext 2 | Fax: 817-379-9998

Address: 109 River Oaks Dr., Suite 150, Southlake, TX 76092
The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA, Dallas, TX

Phone (new patient appointments): 469-870-7566 ext 2 | Fax: 469-519-6206

Address: 2701 S Hampton Rd, Fl 200, DallasTX 75224