Methodist Professional Building #3
16605 Southwest Freeway, #210
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
1601 Main Street, Suite 201
Richmond, Texas 77469
When you meet Dr. Shukla, it’s easy to understand why patients and their families put their trust in him. An experienced neurologist with impressive credentials that include four board certifications, Dr. Shukla’s compassionate, caring nature shines through, as well as his skill and professionalism and his dedication to providing absolute state-of-the-art care.
In practice for 26 years, Dr. Shukla offers diagnoses and promising treatments using the latest innovations for neurological conditions and diseases of the nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles). Services include neurological consultation, electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCV), electroencephalography (EEG), chronic pain management, headache and migraine management, treatment for neck and back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and much more. Some of the more common issues Dr. Shukla treats are strokes, epilepsy (seizures), headaches, dementias (Alzheimer’s disease), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and various forms of pain.
“My goal is to provide the best evidence-based neurologic care available in a prompt fashion with a smile,” said Dr. Shukla. “Neurological conditions usually require a good deal of medical analysis and can be frustrating for patients and their families who are often baffled with the disorder and the intricacies of the nervous system. I spend a lot of time with my patients and listen carefully with empathy. We treat each patient as an individual and a partner in care. Patient education and helping family members understand the condition is also important.”
Dr. Shukla is board-certified in:
- Neurology | American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG) | American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Vascular Neurology | American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Sleep Medicine | American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Stroke is the third leading cause for death and disability, affecting millions of patients. “Careful screening for risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, smoking, carotid stenosis and high cholesterol is essential,” said Dr. Shukla. “Because time is a crucial factor in stroke survival, it is important to take the patient to a stroke-certified medical facility.” Under Dr. Shukla’s leadership as Stroke Director, both Methodist Hospital Sugar Land and Oak Bend Medical Center in Richmond received Joint Commission Stroke Certification.
Tingling Hands and Burning Feet – How Diabetes Affects the Nerves
Diabetes is a common metabolic disorder affecting approximately 200 million people worldwide. “It is a silent killer and tends to affect a patients’ eyes, kidney, blood vessels and nerves in various ways,” said Dr. Shukla. “Diabetes can produce different clinical symptoms, depending on which type of nerve function is affected. Common symptoms associated with nerve damage include a tingling or burning sensation or reduced sensations in the hands and feet, weakness or muscle cramps and impotence. With careful neurology examination, laboratory tests and EMG/NCV, we can help identify underlying causes and offer adequate treatment options.”
Neck and Back Pain
Neck and back pain is one of the most common health problems in adults. “Most back pain resolves in a few days or weeks with or without treatment, although some people have chronic pain that lasts months or years,” said Dr. Shukla. “If a patient has recurrent or severe neck or back pain or if the pain radiates to the arm or leg, it may suggest a more serious condition. When severe pain lasts more than a few days without improvement, it is important to get a proper evaluation to determine the underlying cause of these symptoms. Once determined, we can outline a plan of action to reduce a patient’s pain and identify if a pinched nerve or other damage exists.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder of the brain, characterized by a gradual deterioration of mental faculties caused by a loss of nerve cells and the connections between them. This disease is the most common form of dementia and is often accompanied by changes in behavior and personality. “As our population is aging and people are living longer, we are seeing more patients with memory loss and confusion,” said Dr. Shukla. “When a person’s memory or personality changes, most assume this is Alzheimer’s disease. With careful evaluation, we can help you or your loved one understand their condition and get the expert care they need. Some dementia is reversible and can be cured partially or completely with treatment. The degree of reversibility often depends on how quickly the underlying cause is treated.”
If you or a loved one needs expert care in neurology, EMG, vascular neurology or sleep medicine, you will be in the best of hands with Dr. Shukla. Call and make an appointment today. Dr. Shukla has three sons, lives in Sugar Land and enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with his family, music, reading and traveling.