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The wrong question: First, there is no such thing as functional mra. You mean functional mri. Fmri is still almost completely for research. Forget about it for now. Second, tests don't show cognitive impairment; only people do. A demented pt can have a near-normal mri, while another person can have really bad-looking brain tissue (i.e. On autopsy) and still have been sharp as a tack right up till the end. ...Read more
Saw neuro after visual disturbance, probable migraine. MRI to r/o mass, found 3mm hyperintensity ant. parietal subcortical. Ref'd to MS specialist?
Depends: There are many lesions that appear on imaging as non-specific and can be seen in many lesions. There are exact criteria that are present which makes MRI useful in the diagnosis, discussing with another specialist might discern or eliminate this diagnosis. The finding on MRI is more consistent with migraine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: By their nature, functional disorders are those that involve a physiological impairment but yet have no known medical/physiological basis. Those disorders that arr truly psychological can be treated through therapeutic interventions. However, those that are later determined to have an organic cause need to also be treated by a medical professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Functional disorders: "functional" disorders is a vague term used to describe certain persistent symptoms for which no other organic or pathologic cause can be found. One example, would be in some one who has chronic headaches or abdominal pain, and has had a full set of testing and evaluation procedures, with no diagnosis. Other more unusual symptoms include: paralysis, pseudo-seizures, certain tics, vomiting, etc. ...Read more
What spine md evaluates harrington rod pt (poor surgical candidate) for increasing leg weakness? Physiatrist , orthopod, neurosurgeon? Xrays best?
What kind of specialist diagnoses channelopathies? Neurologist? Rheumatologist? Both? Some other specialist?
What type of m.D. Would be certified to complete functional capacity exam & residual functional capacity report for ssdi case? Physiatrist?
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Swallowing: Speech pathologist can evaluate neurological issues that may be related to swallowing or speech problems but not neurological issues affecting the rest of the body. ...Read more
Neurologist determined I have spinal stenosis with several pinced nerves. Is a neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon a better treatment provider?
Spinal stenosis: Find a surgeon you trust. Traditionally, neurosurgeons did not reconstruct patients, but more-or-less decompressed patients and also did nerve-tumor work. Orthopaedic spine surgeons were more biomechanically trained to stabilize patients where needed. Nowadays, there is a lot of cross training, so find a good guy/girl you like. Ask prior patients or look at rating on the web for local docs! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of board certified sleep specialists, is it better to see a neurologist, pulmonologist, primary care, etc for narcolepsy?
The best one to see: is the practitioner who has the best reputation and the relevant experience. If you go to one and you don't like him/her/it, find someone else. ...Read more
Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.
Brain tumor: An MRI of the brain will determine if there is a brain tumor. Reducing or eliminating the seizures is the first priority. The anti-convulsant (anti-seizure) medication prescribed by your neurologist is specific to the seizure type. Discuss the side-effects of each medication to help you cope with seizures. ...Read more