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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more


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I am having acute facial palsy..Should I visit a neurologist immediately?

I am having acute facial palsy..Should I visit a neurologist immediately?

Yes: Either a neurologist or perhaps an ENT specialist as they treat many patients with facial palsy. ...Read more

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Did not mention problm with intermittent leg pain when i saw neurologist, feels like nerve pain i experience in my face, could this be relatd?

Did not mention problm with intermittent leg pain when i saw neurologist, feels like nerve pain i experience in my face, could this be relatd?

Probably not: Spinal stenosis can produce pain along the nerves to your legs (radicular pain). Because it is a nerve pain, the pain in your leg can feel the same as the sharp pain in your face from trigeminal neuralgia. However, the two conditions are not related, in the sense that there isn't a whole body problem affecting both sets of nerves. The two conditions should be treated separately. ...Read more

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Seen my neurologist about right eye & right facial pain but are no help, they wont assess me due to not finding a cause last aughust what do I do now?

Seen my neurologist about right eye & right facial pain but are no help, they wont assess me due to not finding a cause last aughust what do I do now?

Pain specialist: Your original neurologist will see you if your symptoms have changed or worsened. An oral surgoen or dentist trained in oral facial pain may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Past month random red hot hands, then go back to cold, at times hurts, also hot flushes, hot red face. See neurologist or cardiologist or other dr?

Past month random red hot hands, then go back to cold, at times hurts, also hot flushes, hot red face. See neurologist or cardiologist or other dr?

Gynecologist: It would be prudent to see your gynecologist first just to make sure these symptoms are not due to early menopause. S/he may refer you to another specialist as may be appropriate, e.g., rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain for 5 years and now face pain on that side as well. MRI/trigeminal tests= good, neurologist think it's my neck. Can neck cause face?

Chronic neck pain for 5 years and now face pain on that side as well.  MRI/trigeminal tests= good, neurologist think it's my neck. Can neck cause face?

Tough one: Without having more results, its difficult to tell. It might be. One way to start narrowing down the cause is to do some nerve blocks. If you block a nerve as a test run and the pain temporarily goes away then you know its that nerve. Several nerves can be responsible for face pain depending on the area. ...Read more

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My MRIs yesterday showed cerebellar tonsils hanging down 5 mm. I had the MRIs because I've been having right facial numbness, usually upon standing after sitting for at least 30 minutes. My follow up with the neurologist is not until July 2nd. Im very ner

My MRIs yesterday showed cerebellar tonsils hanging down 5 mm. I had the MRIs because I've been having right facial numbness, usually upon standing after sitting for at least 30 minutes. My follow up with the neurologist is not until July 2nd. Im very ner

Mild Chiari: Chances are, you have had this for your entire lifetime, and not likely that this is causing any symptoms. However, agree with neurological consultation, and your new doctor can help pinpoint what is occurring. ...Read more

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Mild pain around right side of head/face that lasts 1-3 seconds . Happens every day (3 weeks now). Going to neurologist, but scared it's brain tumor!

Mild pain around right side of head/face that lasts 1-3 seconds . Happens every day (3 weeks now). Going to neurologist, but scared it's brain tumor!

Hard to say: Its hard to determine if this is a brain tumor. You are doing the right thing to work with the neurologist. You describe pain that is fleeting and episodic. You describe symptoms that may be trigeminal neuralgia, again depending on the location of the pain. The causes of trigeminal neuralgia include aberrant vessels, multiple schlerosis, tumor.Work with your neurologist and carefully describe pain. ...Read more

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Constant burning/tightness in face; effects quality of life. Saw PCP & Neurologist; they have no treatment options. Any suggestions? Thanks you.

Constant burning/tightness in face; effects quality of life. Saw PCP & Neurologist; they have no treatment options. Any suggestions? Thanks you.

Sometimes: symptoms can be treated with acupuncture even when there is not a precise diagnosis. Talk with your physician about that option. Take care. ...Read more

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(diabetes2, chiarimalf10mm++)red, infl, hot skin left side only-leg/arm/face.Saw neurologist -doingemg legs?He thought dermatologist-i'm cncrnd-vascular?

(diabetes2, chiarimalf10mm++)red, infl, hot skin left side only-leg/arm/face.Saw neurologist -doingemg legs?He thought dermatologist-i'm cncrnd-vascular?

May be RSD: Which stands for reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It is kind of when the nervous system goes a little haywire but often involves a lot of pain. It can cause the other symptoms you describe. There is treatment, but no specific cure. If you have pain with it, you could try seeing a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Pain, numbness in face, Neurologist says after tests, cause is stress. He referred me to ENT, he says I have Trigeminal neuralgia. Who do i believe?

Pain, numbness in face, Neurologist says after tests, cause is stress. He referred me to ENT, he says I have Trigeminal neuralgia.  Who do i believe?

See Orofacial Pain: practitioner for a second opinion. They are the experts in facial pain and numbness. In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause facial numbness/lack of sensation? CT of brain normal, have seen a neurologist who think it may beTMJ.

Can TMJ cause facial numbness/lack of sensation? CT of brain normal, have seen a neurologist who think it may beTMJ.

Secondary TMJ.: The facial nerve (Cranial nerve VII) courses thru the temporomandibular junction (TMJ). Inflammation or pressure in that region can disrupt the nerve. Usually it isn't due to misalignment of the jaw/mandible with the skull) - that causes a "clicking" sensation when opening/closing the mouth. However, stranger things have happened. Evoked potentials (EMG/NCS) of the facial nerve may help diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left face arm and leg go tingly and numb. Sometimes my arm feels weak. My left ear is ringing. Neurologist says anxiety. Is this most likely right?

My left face arm and leg go tingly and numb. Sometimes my arm feels weak. My left ear is ringing. Neurologist says anxiety.  Is this most likely right?

Mononeuritis: not anxiethy. YOu have mononeuritis multiplex. see another neurologist asap. this is treatable, but if you let it go, will become permanent. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with facial nerve neuralgia "tic douloureux". I need to see a good neurologist without a god complex. Help? My family doctor recommended george rederich, md and neurologist. He is on vacation until march 28. I cannot live with this pain th

Been diagnosed with facial nerve neuralgia "tic douloureux".  I need to see a good neurologist without a god complex. Help? My family doctor recommended george rederich, md and neurologist. He is on vacation until march 28. I cannot live with this pain th

The : The best idea may be to call your local hospital and ask for the neurology floor, and then ask a nurse for a good recommendation. The nurses will usually be very helpful with this as they know the doctors well. You could also ask your doctor for another recommendation. I am sorry you are having to go through this. ...Read more

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Should i see an ENT or a neurologist or a facial pain specialist for pain in a front tooth and the lip & nostril overlying it?

Should i see an ENT or a neurologist or a facial pain specialist for pain in a front tooth and the lip & nostril overlying it?

Dentist: It sounds like a dental issue so the dentist would be the first choice. Of course if it is not a dental issue, then the dentist could refer you to another specialist. ...Read more

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Does TMD cause tingling and burning in face and head (above and behind ear)? got no help from GP, dentists, oral surgeons, ENT, and neurologists.

Does TMD cause tingling and burning in face and head (above and behind ear)? got no help from GP, dentists, oral surgeons, ENT, and neurologists.

Possibly: But this is not the usually affected area. Have you seen an Orthodontic Specialist to evaluate your occlusion? Malocclusion often associated w TMD. ...Read more

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What's a neurologist?

What's a neurologist?

Like your question: Traditional answer, a doctor trained in diagnosing and treating diseases of the nervous system, involving brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Included disease states, such as migraine, stroke, parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neuropathy and myopathy, etc. Also, deals with medical disorders which secondarlily cause neurological complications. ...Read more

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How to become a neurologist?

How to become a neurologist?

Training: After finishing medical school, you undergo specialty training in residency for a minimum of four years to fulfill the minimal; requirements in the US. ...Read more

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Where can I find a neurologist?

Start with your doc: I would start with your primary care doctor as they are usually a good source of info on other doctors in your area. You could also ask trusted friends/family for recommendations and bring those names to your doctor for discussion. ...Read more

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Could i ask my neurologist for certain meds?

Asking for Meds: This is a difficult question to answer. To begin with, of course you can ask your neurologist for a specific medication. However, some physicians have very strict criteria regarding narcotic medications, and most physicians will not prescribe a medication which is not appropriate for your illness, or which they are uncomfortable using.

It never hurts to ask, but they may say no. ...Read more

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Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Not alone: Neurologists may treat some people who also have dissociative disorders, but would not be doing this by themselves unless they also have full training in psychiatry. A typical scenario might be a patient who has both a seizure disorder and dissociative disorder -- needs care from both psychiatry and neurology working together. Such a person will also need psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What are the steps to becoming a neurologist?

Many steps : College for four years. Med school for four years. One year general medicine internship. Three years neurology residency. Perhaps 1-2 years fellowship training to subspecialize. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a neurologist appointment?

What can I expect at a neurologist appointment?

Let me help: The visit is similar to seeing your family doctor, in that there is an interview process to obtain a history, and an examination focusing on neurological systems. Subsequently, the doctor will discuss presumptive diagnosis, possible confirmatory testing, and recommendations for treatment. Hope outcome of your visit is beneficial. ...Read more