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Neurology

The neurologist treats disorders that affect the individual’s brain, spinal cord and nerves which include the following:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Seizure disorders ( ex. Epilepsy)
  • Cerebrovascular disease ( ex. Stroke)
  • Spinal Cord disorders
  • Headache disorders ( Cluster headaches and migraines )
  • Infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system (ex. meningitis, encephalitis, etc.)

Neurologists do not perform any type of surgery. If a patient requires surgery they would be referred to a neurosurgeon. They order the following studies:

  • (EEG) Electroencephalogram
  • CT Scans – Computed tomography
  • Sleep studies and angiography

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