What is a neurologist?
A neurologist is a medical doctor that specializes in the study, diagnosis, treatment, and management of injuries, diseases, and disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord and is made up of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system.
What conditions do neurologists treat?
A neurologist treats disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscles.
Common disorders of the nervous system include:
Epilepsy: A neurological disorder associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain, causing recurrent, unprovoked seizures and loss of consciousness.
Alzheimer’s disease :Progressive mental deterioration that is caused by generalized degeneration of the brain.
Stroke :A stroke occurs when a blood vessel is prevented from delivering oxygen and nutrients to the brain, due to a blood clot or rupture.
Migraine: A severe, reoccurring headache often paired with nausea and disturbed vision.
Multiple Sclerosis: A chronic disease involving damage to nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord characterized by numbness, speech and muscular impairment, blurred vision, and severe fatigue.
Parkinson’s disease: A progressive disease marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement. It is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain, and dopamine deficiency.
Brain tumors: A mass of abnormal cells in the brain, leading to impaired cognitive function.
Brain trauma : Injury to the brain from an outside force, sometimes leading to an altered state of consciousness, and permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, or psychosocial functions.
Tourette’s Syndrome : A neurological disorder, coupled with involuntary tics and vocalizations, as well as the compulsive exclamation of obscenities.
DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
LOWER PAIN SURGERY
VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION
CERVICAL SPINE SURGERY
BACK PAIN SURGERY
DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE
PARKINSONS DISEASE TREATMENT