What is Neurology?
Neurology is the scientific study of the nervous system and problems that are associated with it. There is some overlap between the field of neurology and psychiatry, but neurologists focus on the physical problems in relation to the medical field, whereas psychiatrists focus more on mental illnesses. Neurology is not a surgical specialty, but our neurologists are well equipped to diagnose and treat neurological disorders.
What else is important?
Upon entering the clinic with concerns of a neurologic ailment, you may be subject to a short physical exam, which would then be followed by a neurological exam, which helps indicate potential problematic areas and narrow the site down to a specific localization. We will also assess your mental ability and reflexes, as well as the function of the cranial nerves. All of these steps will help us produce a proper diagnosis and plan for treatment.
What kind of disorders can be treated?
There are more than 600 neurological disorders, but some common disorders that we see include and are not limited to:
- Muscular disorders, pain, and dystrophy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Memory Disorders
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
How can neurological disorders be treated?
One of the major treatments that can treat disorders as severe as tumors involves brain mapping, which is a special technique that allows doctors to remove portions of a brain tumor without having a large effect on the surrounding areas that control our senses and movement. Some of the less intense treatments include a variety of therapies, rehabilitation, and medication.