Conditions That Require Treatment By a Neurologist

By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Conditions, Diagnosis, Neurological Blog, Treatments


Neurologists at work in New York city

Those suffering from pain, muscle weakness and other neurological condition symptoms don’t have to continue to endure the discomfort and inconvenience. The treatments available today are more effective than ever at relieving the symptoms. An NYC resident may seek out the assistance of a neurologist to achieve a better quality of life.

A neurologist is a physician who specializes in conditions of the nervous system. He or she has training in conditions of the brain and spinal cord and has the ability to diagnose, monitor and treat the conditions using medications and therapy. Their training includes earning a medical degree and then completing a one-year internship. Next, he or she completes a three-year residency in neurology. During the residency, the doctor learns about various conditions including carpal tunnel, seizures, strokes, migraines, cerebral palsy and numerous other similar disorders.

Migraines

If you experience frequent or recurring migraines, a neurologist might be able to help. He or she has the ability to diagnose the underlying cause of the migraines. The doctor will ask you a series of questions related to the severe headaches. For instance, the physician will inquire about other symptoms you’re experiencing such as constipation, mood changes, auras and food cravings. You’ll also be asked questions regarding what you experience before a migraine in order to determine the underlying cause. Treatment for migraines may consist of treating the underlying cause, pain medications and medications specifically designed to treat migraines. 

Pain

Neuropathic pain stems from conditions like diabetes, HIV, Fabry’s disease, amyloidosis, alcoholism and Lyme disease. A neurologist can determine the root of the pain and actually treat it using medications including analgesics, lifestyle changes and even therapy. 

Dizziness

If you’re one of the patients who experience dizziness along with another neurological symptom or just by itself, seeking the help of a neurologist may benefit you. You may be suffering from Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or another neurological condition. With the assistance of a professional, you may be able to stop the occurrence of dizziness. In some cases, the physician is able to put the condition into remission, so you can live a more normal life. 

Weakness

Muscle weakness and movement problems are other reasons to seek the assistance of a neurologist. You may be suffering from a condition like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, spinal muscular atrophy or even a spinal cord injury. A specialist will diagnose the condition and begin a treatment regimen that will help you maintain the current level of mobility you have and potentially increase it. Not to mention, you may find relief from muscle weakness through medications and therapy. 

Complete Neurology has many years of experience with treating these problems and numerous others. Located in New York City and on Long Island, our physicians and other medical professionals work together to assist patients in achieving a better quality of life, potentially with less pain. Combined, we have many decades worth of experience that we share with our patients. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact Complete Neurological Care

 

 

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