Neurology is a
branch of medicine which deals with the diseases of brain and its connections.
Brain is the master
of the body and it controls almost all functions which we perform. The nervous
system consists of brain and its connections, namely spinal cord,peripheral
nerves and muscles.
It has many
functions ranging from the maintenance of consciousness, thought process,
judgement and memory to other basic functions such as muscle power,sensations,
coordination and gait. Special senses like vision, hearing and taste are also
controlled by brain. Diseases which affects any part of the nervous system have
a great impact on our functioning ability.
What is a neurologist?
A neurologist is a
medical doctor who diagnoses, treats and manages disorders of the brain and
nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves). A neurologist knows the
anatomy, function and conditions that affect your nerves and nervous system.
Your nervous system is your body’s command center. It controls everything you
think, feel and do — from moving your arm to the beating of your heart.
A neurologist is a
medical doctor who specializes in diseases and conditions affecting your brain,
spinal cord and nerves. Your neurologist will examine you, order tests, make a
diagnosis, treat your condition with medication or physical therapy or refer
you to and work together with other specialists, such as a neurosurgeon or
neuro-oncologist, if appropriate. Come prepared with your notes, share your
health information and never hesitate to ask questions. Your neurologist at
Dipakshi Hospital is here to help diagnose your condition, treat or manage it
as best as possible and support you along the way.
Why should you see a neurologist?
Here are six signs
that tell it is time to visit neuro specialty hospital:
What diseases and conditions does a neurologist treat?
disease, such as stroke
diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis
Infections of the
brain and peripheral nervous system
such as Parkinson's disease, tremors, chorea, imbalance
disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Amyotrophic
Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
such as epilepsy
Speech and language
such as neuropathies
Pain disorders like
fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, radiculopathies
such as vertigo
What types of tests does a neurologist order?
(CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-raysandultrasound