Neurology is a medical specialization which deals with the disorders of the nervous system. Neurologists are specialists who examine patients referred to them, often by general practitioners (GPs). A typical examination in a neurology protocol includes assessment of the patient’s cognitive function, cranial nerves, motor strength, sensation, reflexes, coordination, and gait.
At the Zia Medical Center, expertise in the following neurology areas is offered:
Migraines: In addition to consultation and medication for migraines, Botox injections are offered for migraines and spasticity (continuously contracted muscles, usually because of brain or spinal injury).
Neck and back pain: Neurologists are trained to look for the causes of neck and back pain symptoms. These examinations often use specialized techniques to assess bone or disc abnormality, or the extent of a possible injury.
Parkinson’s Disease and Tremors: Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease affecting motor function (voluntary muscle movements), often resulting in tremors (shaking) and involuntary movements. Neurologists diagnose the disease based on medical history and neurological examinations, and may suggest medication for relief of symptoms.
Dementia: Dementia is a set of symptoms affecting the brain, causing impaired intellectual functioning that interferes with life activities and relationships.
Peripheral neuropathy: This is the degeneration of nerves in the extremities of the body, resulting in reduced sensitivity.
Epilepsy and Seizures: Neurologists are trained to examine a history of epileptic episodes and seizures, and prescribe medication to relieve symptoms.
Stroke and TIA: Strokes and Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) are caused by a disruption of blood-flow to the brain. Neurologists may use surgery or medication as treatment for these conditions.
Syncope and dizziness: These conditions are caused by inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain.
Multiple Sclerosis: This inflammatory disease affects the brain or spinal cord. A neurologist can treat MS symptoms through various interventions.
Muscle Diseases: Neuromuscular disease impairs the functioning of the muscles via damage of the nerves. Neurologists are adept at recognizing and treating the underlying causes.
- Botox injection for migraines and spasticity
- Neck pain
- Parkinson’s Disease and Tremors
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Stroke and TIA
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle Diseases