FAQ

General Neurology

What is a neurologist?

A neurologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain, spinal cord, as well as the nerves and muscles of the arms and legs.

What type of neurological disorders does Dr. Rabinovich treat?

Dr. Rabinovich is a Manhattan neurologist who specializes in:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Stroke
  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson’s Disease

 

What are some of the symptoms that could lead you to see a neurologist?

Although symptoms vary widely from patient to patient, you should see a neurologist or other specialist for any of the symptoms listed below:

  • Headaches
  • Numbness
  • Tingling Sensations
  • Dizziness
  • Visual Changes/Double Vision
  • Poor Balance
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscle Stiffness and/or Pain
  • Speech Disturbance

Is Dr. Rabinovich Board Certified?

Dr. Rabinovich is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed to practice in both New Jersey and New York.

Botox

What is Botox?

Botox is the brand name for a purified and crystallized botulinum toxin type A. Botulinum toxin is sold commercially under the brand names Botox,  Dysport,  Xeomin, Botox Cosmetic, and Vistabel. Botox relaxes the muscle that is injected and thus weakens its function.  The effect is such that for cosmetic purposes, weakening the muscles of the upper face results in diminishing folding of the skin while making facial expressions, thus decreasing wrinkling.  For therapeutic purposes, weakening stiff or contracted muscles in the limb affected by multiple sclerosis or stroke may alleviate tension and pain for the patient and enhance the use of their limb in every day activities.  Furthermore, relaxing the muscles around the head treats and prevents chronic headaches by affecting pain pathways that generate migraines.

What are the side effects of Botox?

Although side effects are unusual, the most common side effect of Botox injections is temporary bruising. Because the effects of Botox® always wear off, so do any side effects of muscle weakness. Other possible side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Respiratory infection
  • Flu syndrome
  • Blepharoptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid)
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion (heartburn

How does Botox work?

Botox works by blocking the release of Acetylcholine from the nerves that cause muscles to contract. Botox allows the muscles to relax.

Rejuvenation

What is a dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin.