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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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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 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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Can a neurologist treat mental illness?

Can a neurologist treat mental illness?

Some can be: quite cable of treating behavioral health disorders - but not all. ...Read more

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Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Not exactly: They usually treat problems related to the neurologic system that would involve both brain and peripheral problems regarding both diagnostics and treatment. ...Read more

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Are basilar migraines treated by a Opthamalogist or Neurologist?

Are basilar migraines treated by a Opthamalogist or Neurologist?

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

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What can a neurologist due to treat vertigo?

What can a neurologist due to treat vertigo?

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

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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

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Does a neurologist treat nerve damage ?

Does a neurologist treat nerve damage ?

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

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