Neurology

Brain Surgery

As in people, brain surgery is performed for a variety of ailments, including surgical removal of brain tumors, correction of brain anomalies (e.g., Chiari malformation),…

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Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography (CT), commonly referred to as a Cat Scan, uses x-rays and a computer to generate cross-sectional images of a region of interest.  CT…

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Electromyography

Electromyography (EMG) is a recording of electrical activity within the muscles after placing a small needle electrode into the muscle.  In people, EMG is done…

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Low Level Laser

What is a low level laser and how does it work? The word LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation….

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

MRI is the most common diagnostic imaging tool used in both human and veterinary medicine to visualize the nervous system. It is the current gold…

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Manual Therapies

Benefits of Massage Relieves stress Improves circulation Lowers blood pressure Relaxes muscles Improves flexibility Increases range of motion Strengthens the immune system Enhances post-traumatic or…

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Muscle & Nerve Biopsy

Biopsies of muscles and nerves may be taken as part of the diagnostic testing process for animals with neuromuscular weakness. Small pieces of muscle, or…

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Myelography

A myelogram is an older diagnostic tool used to evaluate the spinal cord for evidence of compression from a disc herniation (Figure) or spinal tumor. …

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Nerve Conduction Velocity

Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) testing involves electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves, and recording the electrical response as the nerve impulse is transmitted down the nerve. …

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Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

What is Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)? It is the administration of an electrical current generated by a stimulator that travels through leads to electrodes placed…

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Passive and Active Range of Motion

Range of Motion Exercises assist with & induce: Joint and soft tissue mobility Muscle elasticity Lowered liklihood of fibrosis and contracture Improved circulation Reduced edema

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Radiography (X-Rays)

Radiographs, commonly referred to as x-rays, are taken of all body parts to survey changes that may be present in bone or soft tissues.  This…

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Spinal Surgery

Veterinary spinal surgery, or neurosurgery, is performed both by neurologists and surgeons. Unlike in human medicine, veterinary neurosurgery is not a specific sub-specialty. The most…

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Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis – Spinal Tap

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is commonly referred to as a spinal tap.  During this procedure, a small volume of spinal fluid is collected and submitted…

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Stretching & Joint Mobilization

Benefits of Stretching: Improves flexibility and extensibility of periarticular tissues Improves flexibility and extensibility of muscles and tendons Benefits of joint mobilization Decreases pain Stimulates…

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Superficial Thermal Therapies

What are the benefits of cold therapy and how should it be applied? Benefits: Reduces and helps control inflammation Reduces muscle spasm Promotes blood flow…

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Supportive Slings, Braces, Assistive Devices

Supportive Slings and Harnesses: We use a variety of supportive slings and harnesses to provide a dog with support in standing and walking.  Slings can…

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Survey Radiographs

In neurology, survey radiographs (X-rays) are typically taken to rule out bone abnormalities, such as diskospondylitis (infection of the disc and surrounding bone, Figure 1),…

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Treadmills

Treadmills Treadmills are used in the veterinary physical therapy and rehabilitation world to encourage the patient to redevelop their gait and body position while walking….

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Ultrasound

  Ultrasound uses sound waves and a computer to generate focused images of the body.  It does not use x-rays, a form of ionizing radiation,…

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24 Hour Emergency & Specialty

Boston West Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

Natick, MA 01760
508.319.2117

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Latham, NY 12110
518.785.1094

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Woburn, MA 01801
781.932.5802

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Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.0056

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Lebanon, NH 03766
603.306.0007

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General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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