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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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What does a neurologist do for stroke victims, as opposed to a family practitioner?

What does a neurologist do for stroke victims, as opposed to a family practitioner?

Neurologist/PCP: A neurologist has a higher degree of training in the nervous system and its problems. For an uncomplicated stroke, a good PCP might well achieve the same good results as a neurologist. The neurologist is more likely to pick up something or do something else that the PCP hasn't the training or experience to handle. When you see a specialist it is for the higher level of training in the problem area ...Read more

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What does a neurologist do for leg/back pain and balance issues due to a fall?

Pain after a fall: Neurologists are usually the detectors of the location from where problems stem. So, depending on the cause of the fall, pattern of the back pain and relation to the limb pain, we can figure out how the problem started and then secure the best fix(-es). ...Read more

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If neuronal surgeon is the one who do surgery on the nerve or spine. What does a neurologist do then.

Nerve function: Neurologists are specialists in nerve function. They often do nerve studies and treat nervous system problems with medications rather than surgically. Some of the conditions treated by neurologists include migraine headaches, MS, seizure disorder, sleep disorders etc. ...Read more

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What does an optic neurologist do?

What does an optic neurologist do?

Evaluate eye nerves: They are a specialist (hopefully) that work with the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain. I would assume that you are having some vision problems and they are wanting to evaluate if there is something going on with the transmission of what your eye is seeing and what it is transmitting to your brain. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a child's neurologist do?

Hello doctors, what does a child's neurologist do?

Pediatric Neurology: A pediatric neurologist takes care of children with a myriad of neurological disorders. They work with the brain and the complex nervous system that surrounds it. Some conditions which are seen at the neurologist would include seizures, muscular dystrophies, headaches, tics, neurodevelopmental diseases, etc. ...Read more

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Had an emg and ncs done on upper extemities they are sending me to a neurologist now why what does a neurologist have to do with upper extremities?

Had an emg and ncs done on upper extemities they are sending me to a neurologist now why what does a neurologist have to do with upper extremities?

EMG: It depends what the reasons is for your upper extremity problems. A neurologist can help evaluate any problems originating with your nerves anywhere from your neck down your arms. Neurologists interpret EMGs best. ...Read more

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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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