What Are Neurologists?
Neurology is a branch biology or medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of one’s anatomy, functions, conditions, and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system. This encompasses your nerves, spinal column, and brain. Neurologists provide a solution or conclude reasoning for your brain inefficiently communicating with the remainder of your body.
Neurology specialists don’t perform surgery but work closely with neurosurgeons if a surgical aspect of the neurological treatment process is required. Neurologists may also be heavily involved in research and clinical trials.
The central and peripheral nervous systems, along with their autonomic and somatic subdivisions, are the focal points of practicing neurologists. This can also includes the coverings of theses systems, blood vessels, and effector tissue (muscle). The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spine while the peripheral system is comprised of all other natural elements and sensory receptors. (Your ears, eyes, skin, etc.)
When Would you need to see a Neurologist?
- Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Cerebrovascular diseases (Stroke)
- Demyelinating diseases (Multiple Sclerosis)
- Chronic headaches or other head trauma
- Evaluate unresponsive patients and those on life support to confirm brain death
- Infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system including tumors
- Movement disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, or Tourette’s Syndrome
- Neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Dementia, or Parkinson’s disease)
- Radiculopathy or situations where nerves aren’t responding (Neuropathy)
- Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
- Sleep disorders and Insomnia
- Spinal cord disorders
- Speech and language disorders
What does an exam by one of our Neurologists consist of?
Once you’ve registered, you select whether you see one of our neurological clinicians in your home, one of our clinics, or via telemedicine technology. The examination begins when the neurologist reviews your medical history while paying special attention to your condition. Localization of the pathology is the main process as we focus on testing your mental status, cognitive function, gait, motor strength, vision, reflexes, sensations, coordination, and cranial nerve functionality to develop our diagnosis.
Further diagnostic testing (CAT Scan or MRI) is sometimes needed, in severe cases, or situations that require therapy or medical management. NCSs (Nerve Conduction Studies), EEG (electroencephalography), Evoked Potentials, and EMG (electromyography) are additional neurological studies deemed useful to our neurologist’s diagnosis. In general, treatment solutions vary depending on the neurological problem and individual diagnosis. Surgery, medication, and even psychotherapy are additional options.
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