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Dr. Fawad Mian

Dr. Fawad MianServicing northern New Jersey with offices in Clifton and Rutherford, Fawad Mian, M.D. has many years of experience in the neurology field. He treats patients with a wide range of neurological concerns as wells as sleep disorders. Performing testing like EMG/NCVs for numbness, pain,and/or tingling, EEGs for seizure disorders, Trigger Point Injections for pain, VNGs for dizziness and lightheadedness, and Botox injections for dystonia, pain, headaches and spasticity. He is board certified in his subspecialty, Sleep Medicine, helping patients with snoring, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome as well as a host of other sleep related condition.

Dr. Mian holds a medical degree for the St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his neurological residency at UMDNJ, Newark, NJ and New York School of Medicine, NY, NY. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Clinical Neurophysiology.

Prior to opening his private practice in September 2011, Dr. Mian worked at St Luke’s Neurological Associates in Pennsylvania. There he performed and interpreted sleep studies, EEGs. He also performed and interpreted EMGs and performed botulinun toxin (Botox) injections.

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Our Clifton Office

1114 Clifton Ave, STE 4,  Clifton, NJ 07514
Phone: 973-928-3288
Fax: 973-928-3286

Our Rutherford Office

201 Route 17 North, 11th Floor Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-549-8866
Fax: 201-549-8899

Office Hours

Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 8am – 5pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

 

Before your visit with us, you have the option to print out the required forms and fill them out prior to your visit to save time in our offices. If you prefer to complete forms at office please arrive 15 minutes before appointment. Please click here to get to the forms which you can print out on your own PC.

 

Blog

28
Jul

Does your loved one suffer from memory problems?

Does you are loved one suffer from memory problems?  It may be time for them to see a neurologist.  Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition that affects not only the individual but the entire family as well.  It often begins with forgetfulness but then progresses to other problems such as changes in behavior and speech, erratic sleep patterns, difficulty with taking care of themselves, and even forgetting other family members. 

Although there is no cure for the condition, we strive to optimize the patient’s treatment and stabilize their condition. It is also important to realize that not everyone with memory loss has Alzheimer’s.  Many memory issues may be related to poor sleep, medications, stress, depression and anxiety, and a variety of other conditions. Therefore it is important to be evaluated by a neurologist.

When being evaluated for memory loss, it is essential for family members to accompany the patient.  They provide information which is very insightful to the neurologist.  This gives us much better picture of what is going on with the patient.  Many patients with Alzheimer’s believe that they do not have any problems with their memory.  Because of this, it is vital that family members work with the patient in terms of their treatment and care.  By working closely with you’re loved one, you can make a big difference in their lives.

If you or her loved one has a problem with memory, please contact our office to make an appointment.

28
Jul

Why are my hands numb?

Numbness or tingling in your hands? Maybe you were told that you have carpal tunnel syndrome.  People who have this condition normally have numbness and tingling in their hands which can be worsened by activities such as typing, driving, or even using the phone.  Sometimes these symptoms can be painful and awaken you at night.  It is thought to be secondary to nerve compression at the wrist.  An EMG and ultrasound is typically utilized to help further evaluate this condition.  Conservative treatment usually consists of physical therapy as well wrist splints at night. When this fails, more invasive treatments are needed.  Traditional treatments include surgery as well as cortisone injections.

In the office, we utilize a variety of different treatments from injections to laser therapy. Prolotherapy is particularly effective for pseudo carpal tunnel syndrome.   In this condition, loose ligaments cause structures to move and compress the nerve.  Neural therapy may also be combined with this treatment to help decrease inflammation and free the nerve.  It is also important to address the biomechanical dysfunction that exacerbates your symptoms. Other areas of the body may also need to be treated with different modalities in order to achieve effective relief.

10
Apr

Have you ever been told that you snore?

Have you ever been told that you snore? Are you sleepy and tired during the day? Do you have a dry mouth and/or a headache in the morning? Are you suffering from a poor memory?  These may be signs of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea may be obvious when you hear your partner gasp for breathe at night, but this is not the case in many instances. It often goes undiagnosed in many people for years.

In sleep apnea your airway collapses when you breathe in which, in turn, deprives your body of oxygen and causes your heart rate and blood pressure to increase. The consequences of sleep apnea include a significant increase in stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, poor memory/confusion, depression and even increased risk of cancer.  Because of this, treatment becomes very important.

There are a variety of options for treatment which include the following:  continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral appliance, positional therapy, weight loss, and surgery. To see which option is right for you, make an appointment with our office for a consultation.

07
Apr

What is Prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy is a type of regenerative medicine that has been around for many years. It involves injections that help strengthen ligaments and tendons.  Ligaments are tissues that help keep body parts together such as our arm and shoulders as well as our spine and pelvis. When ligaments or tissues become loose, we feel pain. At other times, we may feel other symptoms such as numbness or tingling. This therapy is utilized for a variety of chronic conditions which include the following: Lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow, hand, and wrist pain as well as chronic hip, knee, foot pain. 

We utilize a dextrose based solution as well as platelet enriched plasma (PRP) for treatment.  These substances are different in comparison to steroids as they promote natural healing.  Steroids, on the other hand, cause degeneration of tissue which ultimately prevents healing.  Many people are unsuccessfully treated with a combination of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories which also impair healing. 

Recently, I was down in Honduras for medical mission providing prolotherapy to hundreds of patients for a variety of different chronic painful conditions. The patient’s who had treatments for previous problems years ago remarked how their pain simply went away. Because of this, many of their family and friends would come to the clinic. The Honduran people were very grateful for the therapy that we provided them.  I was happy to be a part of this mission which provided such wonderful care.