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What kinds of symptoms or conditions do neurologists treat?

What kinds of symptoms or conditions do neurologists treat?

Description: Neurology is a subspecialty of medicine dealing with diseases of brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Typical conditions include stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, peripheral neuropathies, multiple sclerosis, migraine, traumatic brain injury, nerve pinching, muscle disorders, ataxias and imbalance disorders, etc. ...Read more

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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 a 24 year old male. From last year i am getting pain (Pain Like feeling not always pain) in my head on the top. It comes for weeks sometimes days and go away on it's own. It was bothering me so I consult a Neurologist online. She asked me to get B12

I am a 24 year old male. From last year i am getting pain (Pain Like feeling not always pain) in my head on the top. It comes for weeks sometimes days and go away on it's own. It was bothering me so I consult a Neurologist online. She asked me to get B12

See neurologist: in person for a more thorough exam please. B 12 is good for nerve health. Make sure you take sublingual, under the tongue, B 12. If you take the kind you swallow you will drastically reduce the benefit. Coconut oil and olive oil are also supportive of nerve and brain function. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Was told by my neurologist today that I could stop taking Trokendi XR 100mg cold turkey. online says otherwise.

Was told by my neurologist today that I could stop taking Trokendi XR 100mg cold turkey. online says otherwise.

Normally reduce slow: Normally the dose is reduced slowly, exceptions could be you use something else in its place, or you were using a much higher dose. Some people would have you use 50 mg daily for a week or two before stopping. Hope that helps. ...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?

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