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Dr. Michael Nelson

Neurology
Lafayette, CA
23 years experience male

Locations

Diablo Neurology

Lafayette, CA

Address

PO Box 1338, Lafayette, CA
Directions

Practice website

Fax

(925) 299-9024

Michael Nelson MD

Washougal, WA

About

Bio

Board certified adult neurologist in the Portland, Oregon area. Special interests in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, but also has excellent general neurology background.

Specialties
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Neurology

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nelson
Neurology 23 years experience
Common back pain: Musculoskeletal back pain is most commonly worse sitting or lying down. It is also common to wake up stiff. This should resolve with conservative measures of stretching, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatories. See your doctor for this.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nelson
Neurology 23 years experience
Almost: A conventional cerebral angiogram is still considered the gold standard, but there is about a 1% chance of stroke from the procedure, plus other risks from needing to enter an artery. There is an advantage that if you have a treatable lesion, they can do a procedure during the angiogram. Otherwise, I almost always recommend the MR-angiogram or CT-angiogram because there is almost no risk.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nelson
Neurology 23 years experience
Depends: Seizures are uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain. If you were told you had stress-induced seizures, they may be pseudoseizures or non-electrical seizures which are difficult to treat. Brain masses can be benign, but without knowing exactly what kind of mass and where it is i can't state whether it will ever be dangerous or not. Your doctor should be able to answer the question.

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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the quick reply! I stretched and it eventually went away.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your help, they are now sending me for a MRI
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Could it mean a tumour?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR

Awards

none

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
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