Non-Surgical Neurological Treatment

Most patients with neurological disorders are first examined by neurologist who has specialized training in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of a wide variety of diseases affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Testing performed in Neurology evaluates the functional aspects of the peripheral and central nervous system to aid in the diagnosis of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, strokes, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological disorders.

Advantages: Neurology services offer treatment for diseases such as:

  • Epilepsy/seizure disorders.
  • Movement disorders (Parkinson's disease, tremors, dystonia).
  • Muscle/nerve disorders (carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve injuries from sports, Bell's palsy, muscular dystrophy).
  • Dementia (Alzheimer's disease).
  • Headache and migraine.
  • Cerebro-vascular diseases (stroke, aneurysms).
  • Spinal cord and head injuries/concussion.
  • Pain disorders (shingles, trigeminal neuralgia, back pain).
  • Sleep disorders (insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep apnea).

FAQs

How are neurological disorders treated?

Many disorders can be treated with appropriate medicines. Treatment or symptomatic relief is different for each condition. To find treatment options, neurologists perform and interpret tests of the brain or nervous system. Treatment can help patients with neurological disorders maintain the best possible quality of life.

What is the role of the neurologist?

Neurologists are consultants to other physicians. When a patient has a neurological disorder that requires frequent care, a neurologist is often the principal care provider. Patients with disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease or multiple sclerosis use a neurologist as their principal care physician.

What is a neurological examination?

During a neurological examination, the neurologist reviews the patient's health history with special attention to the current condition. Typically, they exam tests vision, strength, coordination, reflexes and sensation. This information helps the neurologist determine if the problem is in the nervous system. Further tests may be needed to confirm a diagnosis or to find a specific treatment.

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