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What Conditions Do Neurologists Treat
They usually treat problems related to the neurologic
that would involve both brain and peripheral problems
regarding both diagnostics and treatment. ...Read more
Is it within a behavioral neurologists scope treat primary psychiatric disorders such as bipolar along w/ psych symptoms from neuro conditions?
Yes: A behavioral psychologist would have the range of knowledge to treat coexisting bipolar unless verbalized preference for a psychiatrist to handle that ...Read more
Can behavioral neurologists legally treat primary psychiatric disorders such as bipolar along w/ psychiatric disorders arising due to neuro conditions?
There are no:
"legal" barriers however NO physician, worth their "oath" will treat any condition that they are not fully competent to treat!!!! BTW behavioral Neurlogy and Adult Psychiatry are very common CO-SPECIALTIES (ie: physicians have passed Specialty boards for both medical specialties)
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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
Neurologist: Basilar migraines are now termed migraines with brainstem aura (MBA), because there is little evidence that the basilar artery is involved. These migraines are uncommon and can be very frightening as they can resemble a stroke: inability to speak, slurred speech, confusion, vertigo, double vision, loss of balance etc. (This type of migraine is different from retinal migraine.) ...Read more
For vertigo: Many medical providers may be able to treat vertigo. It is not a purely neurological condition. Sometimes neurologists help assess whether the vertigo arises from the brain or the inner ear. They often recommend treatment with vestibular exercises, and sometimes diet changes and medicine treatments when needed. ...Read more
Definition: A neurologist is an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, requiring the graduation from an accredited medical school, and at least 4 post graduate years of training in diseases of the nervous system. Neurologists have some training in psychiatry, but for psychosis, it is best to have a psychiatrist involved. ...Read more
Not really: Usually start with primary care physician (general medicine expert) for this. ...Read more
If I'm diagnosed with vascular neuropathy, who can treat me? There are no Neurologists near me. What can I do? This scares me.
Start with your PCP: Your doctor is the best resource you have! They know the basics and can get you started, and work with you. They also know who they can personally contact to help you further should you need a referral to a specialist. Don't worry until you're seen by your doctor. ...Read more
Neurology Rx: Neurologists often diagnose and treat causes of nerve damage, especially for neuropathy. Sometimes surgeons help treat causes of nerve damage, like carpal tunnel syndrome (hand surgeons), radiculopathy (orthopedic surgeons) and the spinal cord (neurosurgeons). Sometimes nerve damage is repaired with a nerve graft, but that is rare. ...Read more
How do Neurologists treat Spinal degenerative changes ARTHROSIS and Cervical Herniation and lumber bulging disc. What medications 4 very symptomatic?
Conservatively: Appropriate pain medications are usually prescribed but we try and stay away from narcotic types of meds. Physical therapy is also a popular place for neurologists to send their patients with these sorts of symptoms. If all else fails, call in the surgical guys and see what they say. ...Read more
Unusual: It would be unusual for a behavioral neurologist to have the training and experience to do so. ...Read more
Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system/brain disorders, but what do they specifically do for treatment?
Various: I prescribe medications for seizures, ms, parkinson dz, headache, stroke...And many other conditions which don't need surgery. I inject Botox for dystonia, spasticity, and headache. I do nerve blocks for headache and some limb nerve pain problems. I do soft tissue injections for bursitis and inflamed si joints. But most importantly, I try to find out what's wrong. It all starts there. ...Read more
My neurologist said I do not have any neurological symptoms, but said I have post viral syndrome? What is it and how should I be treated?
Post Viral Syndrome: There is no treatment for a post-viral syndrome, the body heals by itself and symptomatic therapy is available. ...Read more
If a neurologist has diagnosed someone with pseudo dementia and he is being treated with celexa, (citalopram) when should symptoms go away?
Is frova (frovatriptan) used to treat menstrual migraines? My neurologist says it lasts longer than Imitrex so it should help. Do you agree?
Migraine: Of the triptans, Frova (frovatriptan) and Amerge (naratriptan) have a the longest half life. They have been associated with lesser incidence of a headache relapse after an initial good response. It is ideal for catamenial migraines if menses are periodic and predictable. Some report successful treatment when the medications are taken daily for 4-5 days at menstral onset or a day before onset. ...Read more
I had the neuropathy before the GBS and Bell Palsey and I was treated with IGIV. Would it be a good idea to ask my neurologist about plasmapheresis??
Neuropathy: Yes, there are many options and plasmapheresis may be used as well. Be sure to check with your neurologist. ...Read more
I am being treated for migraine headaches with Topiramate. But I really think it is something wrong with my sinuses. My Neurologist said "if it was?
I know that neurologists can treat certain disorders such as ADHD, dementia or OCD. How is it different from the way a psychiatrist treats it?
More comprehensive: I would expect that a psychiatrist would include consideration of more emotional and family factors in eval and recc. Neurologists tend to focus just on dx and meds ...Read more
What is the best type of doctor to treat cervical spondylosis? I have a neurologist, but he's moving to another state.
Musculoskeletal: Cervicsl spondylosis is a combination of disc and joint degenerative change. It is important that you have as good as possible Musculoskeletal care, physical therapy, appropriate neck pillow, as part of all of this. It is difficult to treat, and there is not a cure. Physicians who deal with this include neurologist, rheumatologist, or the Orthopedic surgeons, and pain physicians ...Read more
Found out today that I have "parietal lobe epilepsy". But my neurologist wasn't really clear on what it means & how to treat it long term--any advice?
I need. Psychiatrist or neurologist who is licensed. To.treat. In Mississippi. I have depression, ADD, menopause, endo. I am 49 and can barely get out of bed. I have no quality of life.
Tingling in left hand and leg for 3 weeks. Neurologist said its likely from nerve compression. MRI and blood tests clear. Best way to treat?
MRI of what?: If you are really having paresthesias in both limbs on the left for exactly the same length of time and simultaneously, it's not nerve compression, unless you misunderstood your neurologist. WHAT nerve is compressed? If the neurologist can't name the nerve, get another opinion. ...Read more
Are there any neurologists on this site who specialize in autonomic nervous system dysfunction conditions, i.e. Dysautonomia? Their location is insignificant because I already have confirmed diagnosis, I just have general questions on the subject.
General? 's: U say you have general? 's on dysautonmia. And you live in NYC. Good websites to start at would be www. Mayoclinic. Com and www. Johnshopkins. Com. Also in NYC go to Neurological Institute at CPMC or Cornell or Albert Einstein MC. ...Read more
What conditions is my neurologist looking for by sending me to have an MRI Scan of my brain and spine, how many conditions are there?
MRI: There are too many, you should ask your doctor what he/she is suggesting. It depends on clinical presentation, symptoms and previous tests. ...Read more
What conditions cause cog wheeling in the leg muscles? Could Ankylosing Spondylitis cause it? Would a neurologist be the best doc to see for this?
I have conditions similar to MS and neuromyotonia. I'm in a remission right now and Neurologist says it's ok to get pregnant but I'm worried this is too high risk. I'm 35. Any advice? What should I do to prepare for high risk pregnancy at my age?
My mother has developed urinary and fecal incontinence. Has unresolved uti's and suffered a bad bout of constipation recently. Treatable conditions?
Very likely: That she can get some help for these problems - though realistic expectations are important. She should have a consultation with a urogynecologist. Someone who specializes in complex pelvic floor problems. ...Read more
Seeing neurologist, had CT scan, seen ophthalmologist to rule out serious conditions. Any suggestions to help reduce lingering eye pain after migraine?
Optic nerve OCT:
There is a disease called benign intra-cranial hypertension (bih) or previously known as pseudo-tumor cerebri. Oct is an ocular ct scan that many ophthalmologists have.
Often bih is misdiagnosed as migraine.
If your oct showed optic nerve swelling (elevation) and nasal decrease of optic nerve fibers you need to have a spinal tap by your neurologist to rule this easily treated condition out. ...Read more
See below: It would be best you to talk to your primary as to who would be best for you and your condition. ...Read more
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