Dr. Rishi’s Neurology Clinic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, specializes in providing holistic treatment to hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, dystonias, and migraines. It also offers a wide range of services to treat Parkinsonism, Tinnitus, and balance disorders.
The clinic was established under the leadership of Dr. Rishikesan Kuppusamy, a board-certified neurologist who is keenly interested in the research and treatment of neurologic problems of old age.
Dr. Rishikesan has been associated with neurology for the past six years. Showing his commitment to providing innovative treatments to both local and international patients, he was instrumental in setting up Kuala Lumpur’s first ever 24-hour acute stroke rehabilitation centre. He received his comprehensive training in Malaysia and is a Member of Royal College of Physicians.
He manages simple to complex cases of Parkinsonism and movement disorders. He also handles acute and post-stroke cases to the best of his abilities. Combining his expertise and years of experience with today’s latest technology, he is able to provide patients with highly effective procedures to improve the quality of their lives.
Dr. Rishikisan Kuppusamy aims to provide highly effective but affordable treatments of Parkinsonism and movement disorders, as well as hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm, dystonias, and migraine to local patients and medical travelers in Kuala Lumpur.
Botulinum toxin (BTX) For Treatment of Disorders
At Dr. Rishi Neurology Clinic, we use Botulinum toxin (BTX) for the treatment of Hemifacial Spasm, blepharospasm, dystonias, migraines, and other disorders. When introduced to a muscle, BTX produces a condition called chemodenervation or the temporary weakness of a particular muscle. This is essential in relieving the symptoms of dystonias and other disorders. The effects of BTX will only be fully realized after a few days following the injection. The procedure will need to be repeated after three to six months. In the majority of patients, BTX does not cause any side effects because the drug does not spread beyond the area where it is applied to. It is important to note that BTX does not represent a cure to any of the disorders but can only provide a temporary relief of the symptoms.
Nerve Conduction Studies
At Dr. Rishi Neurology Clinic, we perform nerve conduction studies to assess the health of the person’s nervous system. A Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) is a medical test used to determine if there has been any nerve damage or destruction. Also referred to as a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test, the procedure involves sending electrical impulses through the nerves and measuring the speed of conduction. A transmitting electrode is fixed to one end of a nerve being tested. Another electrode is placed at the other end to measure the time it takes for the electrical impulse to travel between the two electrodes. Abnormal readings will indicate damage to the nerves due to a traumatic injury, contusion, or various types of diseases.
Treatment for Parkinsonism and Movement Disorders
Dr. Rishi Neurology clinic specializes in providing treatment for Parkinsonism and other movement disorders. Since many of these diseases do not have a cure, the treatment options aim to relieve the symptoms of the disease. Treatment plans can include medications, physical therapy, or surgery. Medicines that increase the dopamine level in the brain are normally used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Other medications can include antiepileptics, antiseizure, beta-blockers, and tranquilizers. Physical therapy helps the patient relearn physical movements and speech. Surgery, such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is mostly used for patients who display advanced symptoms of the disease. DBS is considered only when the quality of life of the patient has been deeply affected and can no longer be considered acceptable.