Neurology

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effect or tissue, such as muscle.

What does a neurologist treat you for?

The board certified neurologists provide diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, sleep disorders, headaches, strokes, tumors related to the brain and spinal cord, movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, and diseases related to the muscles.

Why would you be referred to a neurologist?

A neurologist is trained in diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the nervous system, like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy and other ailments of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. After assessing your condition, your PCP can refer you to a neurologist.

What is the most common neurological disorder?

With that in mind, here is a look at a few of the most common neurological disorders: Alzheimer's and Dementia – These conditions are some of the most common and affect the individual's memory and ability to think. Alzheimer's is most commonly associated with the aging process and there unfortunately is no cure.

What are the signs and symptoms of neurological disorder?

Physical symptoms of neurological problems may include the following: Partial or complete paralysis. Muscle weakness. Partial or complete loss of sensation.

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