Neurology attends to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the nervous systems. There are a number of neurological disorders that can affect the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, the autonomic nervous system, and the muscular system.
Patients are often referred to a Neurologist by their primary physician. A Neurologist will examine a patient’s medical history and perform a physical examination focusing on evaluating the nervous system. The patient will then take a neurological examination.
What is a Neurological Examination?
A neurological examination includes assessing the patient’s cognitive function, cranial nerves, strength, coordination, sensation, and reflexes. The exam helps the neurologist determine whether the problem exists in the nervous system and the clinical localization.
A neurologist may order additional diagnostic tests as part of the neurological examination including imaging studies such as a CAT scan (computerized axial tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and ultrasound of major blood vessels. An EEG (electroencephalography), EMG (needle electromyography) and NCS (nerve conduction study) may also be ordered.
Common Neurological Disorders
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Migraines and Headaches
Spinal Cord Injury
Neurologic subspecialties may include, but not limed to:
- Autonomic Disorders
- Clinical Neurophysiology
- Clinical Neuromuscular
- Endovascular Surgical
- Geriatric Neurology
- Headache Medicine
- Neurocritical Care
- Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
- Neuromuscular Medicine
- Pain Medicine
- Psychosomatic Medicine
- Sleep Medicine
- Vascular Neurology
First Choice Neurology has over 70 Neurologists who specialize in General Neurology, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Epilepsy, Headaches/Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Pain Management, Cannabis Medical Treatment, as well as other neurological disorders and neurology subspecialties. If you or a loved one is suffering from a neurological disorder, contact us today!