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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Overview)

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 is called a neurologist.


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What to expect if I'm going to neurology?

What to expect if I'm going to neurology?

A neuro visit: At a neuro visit:
you should expect to have a detailed interview and physical exam, and to undergo neurological tests- such as tests for eye movements, coordination, reflexes, sensation etc. ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
1,283 Doctors shared insights

Neurology (Overview)

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 is called a neurologist.


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Cost of studying neurology?

Cost of studying neurology?

Lots. Staggeringly: First, 4 years of college, then 4 years of medical school...Then a year of internship and then about 3-5 years of residency/fellowship.
It takes a lot of money and time and dedication...I am pleased that you are interested, but go talk to a neurologist first before you make a decision... ...Read more

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What is idiopath auto neurology?

What is idiopath auto neurology?

New specialty to me: My guess is that this is a specialist that helps personal injury lawsuit clients that were in accidents using idiopathic methods. ...Read more

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What is the pbl neurologic disorder?

What is the pbl neurologic disorder?

? PVL: I am wondering whether you may be asking about pvl which occurs in premature infants who suffer rds. This is the term used for periventricular leucomalacia. This a finding on ct and MRI that can be associated with the clinical condition of cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What is neurology? What is neurology?

What is neurology? What is neurology?

Medicine Speciality: Neurology is a medical specialty that deals with the diseases of the nervous system. Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system. A neurologist is a physician specializing in neurology and trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Neurology also has many subspecialties. ...Read more

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What to expect if I'm going to neurology?

A neuro visit: At a neuro visit:
you should expect to have a detailed interview and physical exam, and to undergo neurological tests- such as tests for eye movements, coordination, reflexes, sensation etc. ...Read more

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How does a nonfocal neurologic exam work?

How does a nonfocal neurologic exam work?

Non-focal: Non-focal is a normal neurological examination and does not suggest any focal injury or problem. ...Read more

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What is neurology the study of in general?

Subspecialty area: Neurology is the area of medicine that focuses on disorders of brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Illustrative disorders include stroke, headaches, parkinson's, alzheimers, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, als, many injuries, neuropathy, myopathy, etc. To learn more, go to www. Aan. Com. ...Read more

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How long does a neurology appointment lasts?

How long does a neurology appointment lasts?

It depends: It will depend on the nature of your problem. In a private practice new patients may be given a slot of 20 to 30 minutes. If you are seen at an academic medical center it may be longer becuase you may be seen by a resident (a doctor who is undergoing specialty training in neurology) and then by the supervising neurologist. ...Read more

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Are focal neurologic deficits always symptomatic?

Are focal neurologic deficits always symptomatic?

Please repost: Not sure what you're asking. A symptom is what a patient experiences & tells the clinician. A sign is what the clinician finds on examination. You like the symptoms & signs to match up. That makes everything easier. You can have symptoms without signs ("I feel jittery") & vice versa, e.g. a heart murmur or elevated blood pressure. You need to rephrase your question so it makes sense. ...Read more

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What does neurologic corroboration required means?

What does neurologic corroboration required means?

Radiologic exam?: Did you have a head ct or mri? Or other kind of xray? It sounds like the radiologist reading your films may want to know what your neurological exam showed, in order to correlate any symptoms with radiological findings. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does a neurologic exam consist of?

I was wondering what does a neurologic exam consist of?

Survey of systems: Each part of the exam checks a certain function or category of function known to be performed by a piece of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves ...Read more

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Need tips on where can I find child neurology services online?

Need tips on where can I find child neurology services online?

Child Neurology: Most children's hospitals in the us have reliable on line information. Child neurology is a broad field overlapping with developmental behavioral pediatrics, child psychiatry and child psychology. I have a site discussing some of there areas.
www. Chinadevpeds. Com
and would be glad to answer specific questions. Often the best online sites are disorder specific by parents. ...Read more

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Can you recommend me a good book about intern medicine and neurology? :)

Broad subjects: Internal medicine and neurology are broad subjects. Here are some books on these fields: http://www. Harrisonsim. Com/ and http://www. Mhprofessional. Com/product. Php? Isbn=0071702814 ...Read more

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Can someone have a focal neurologic deficit without that person having any symptoms?

Can someone have a focal neurologic deficit without that person having any symptoms?

Agnosia: The definition of neurologic deficit is a symptomatic abnormality. In certain cases patients with anosagnosia which is a lack of awareness or a denial of a neurologic defect or illness in general, especially paralysis, on one side of the body. It may be attributable to a lesion in the right parietal lobe. Similarly patients have phantom limb pain or Antons syndrome (not accepting being blind) ...Read more

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What's role of cinnarizine in neurology?

Cinnarizine: Cinnarizine, derived from piperazine, is an antihistamine and calcium channel blocker. It may promote cerebral blood flow, and so is used to treat cerebral apoplexy, post-trauma cerebral symptoms, and cerebral arteriosclerosis. It is more commonly prescribed for nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness or other sources such as chemotherapy, vertigo and meniere's syndrome. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a neurological exam?

What can I expect during a neurological exam?

Amazing things!: The neurological exam is one of the last great skills that a physician is taught in this era of ordering tests and scans to make diagnoses. The exam is broken down into the following categories: mental status, cranial nerves (brainstem nerves), movement, sensation, reflexes, cerebellum, and walking. There is an immense amount of information that can be obtained from this ~20-min test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurological disorder?

Anything you do: Everything we see, hear, feel, every motion and emotion is controlled by the nervous system. When these systems do not work properly it can be considered as a neurological disorder. First get a thorough medical evaluation. Then let your primary doctor determine if neurological consultation is needed. ...Read more

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What does a full normal neurological exam mean?

What does a full normal neurological exam mean?

Reasurring perhaps: Although normal exam does not rule out all intracranial problems, or the presence of paroxysmal conditions like epilepsy or migraine, does provide comfort of absence of substantial neurological deficits. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a neurological condition?

Depends: Nerves are involved in most functions of the body from bladder/stomach/blood pressure to sensation/strength/cognition. Whether or not there is a specific underlying disease depends on what system of the body is dysfunctional and what the symptoms are ...Read more

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How quick can a neurological disease progress?

Depends on the dz: There are known natural histories of diseases that have been documented before there were treatments. How fast a disease progresses depends on which disease it is, whether the current treatments are disease-modifying or symptomatic, and how severe the clinical phenotype of that particular disease is in the individual patient ...Read more

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How quickly can a neurological disease progress?

How quickly can a neurological disease progress?

It depends: It depends on the type of the neurological disease process...A stroke can progress fairly fast or acutely, or in parkinson's disease where cells in the brain die off over time, rather slowly. They may also come and go like the relapsing remitting type of multiple sclerosis ...Read more

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What is the definition of a neurological disorder?

What is the definition of a neurological disorder?

Neurological dis.: Diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves), such as Strokes, Seizures, Migraines, etc. ...Read more

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How many people suffer from a neurological disease?

How many people suffer from a neurological disease?

VARIABLE: Exact figures for total pts are not available, but are for the following diseases:
migraine, 28 million
alzheimer's, 5.2 million
parkinson's, 1.5 million
multiple sclerosis, 400, 000
(all are numbers from usa). ...Read more

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What is the definition of a neurological impairment?

What is the definition of a neurological impairment?

Brad questions: Neurologic impairement is usually manifested with mood memory and behavior. It also has wide range of neurocognitive impairement ...Read more

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Can I have a neurological condition, how can I know?

Can I have a neurological condition, how can I know?

Neurology: Neurological symptoms are associated with numbness, seizures, weakness or imbalance. Double vision, incoordination, difficulty swallowing and urinary problems may be signs of a neurological disorder. The symptoms vary widely. See a medical doctor who can examine you, obtain the necessary imaging studies and refer you to a neurologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I find out the neurological problem that I have?

How do I find out the neurological problem that I have?

Symptoms?: Your symptoms and concerns should be discussed with your primary care doctor or neurologist. Tests may need to be ordered. ...Read more

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Hello, what does the full neurological exam consist of?

Routine Neuro Exam: If you are referring to just a basic neurological physical examination: mental status examination, cranial nerve examination, motor exam, reflex examination, sensory examination, gait/coordination examination. This is in addition to a routine physical exam (heart, lungs, stomach ect) ...Read more

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Does eating a lot of tablets cause neurological problem?

What kind: You do not reveal what the tablets contain. Be a bit more transparent, and we may be able to answer. ...Read more