A neurologist specializes in treating diseases that affect the human nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
The brain is the central command center of the human body, and any diseases affecting it may have a significant negative impact on health and normal functioning.
Clinical neurology specialists are highly trained in recognizing the early symptoms of nervous system dysfunction, establishing the cause, the exact location of the problem and its potential treatment.
Neurologists and neurosurgeons have an in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology, but also knowledge of other body systems such as the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and digestive systems.
This is because any disease affecting these body systems may directly impact brain function and cause neurological disease. In addition to the many neurological conditions a person may present, neurology centers also have a strong focus on understanding and treating chronic headaches.
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CCS Healthcare Neurologists treat patients with:
- Seizure Disorders, such as Epilepsy
- Infections of the Nervous System
- Brain Abscesses
- Demyelinating Disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis
- Neurodegenerative Disorders, such as Lou Gehrig’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Movement Disorders, such as Tremors and Parkinson’s Disease
- Spinal Cord Disorders, including Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders
- Headaches and Facial Pain
- Cluster Headaches
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Some common neurological tests are:
- Computerized Tomography or Computer-Assisted Tomography (CT or CAT scan)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Transcranial Doppler (TCD)
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyogram including Nerve Conduction Study (EMG)
- Evoked Potentials
- Sleep Studies
- Cerebral Spinal Fluid Analysis (Spinal Tap or Lumbar Puncture)