What does a neurologist do?

What does a neurologist do?

Neurologists are specialists who treat diseases of the brain and spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurological conditions include epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease.

What does a vascular neurologist treat?

Vascular neurology focuses on the treatment of vascular issues that involve the central nervous system, including stroke, brain hemorrhages and other kinds of brain bleeds.

What will a neurologist do on first visit?

During your first appointment, a Neurologist will likely ask you to participate in a physical exam and neurological exam. Neurological exams are tests that measure muscle strength, sensation, reflexes, and coordination. Because of the complexity of the nervous system, you may be asked to undergo further testing.

Does a neurologist deal with veins?

A vascular neurologist treats conditions and diseases including: Blood vessel malformations including venous and arteriovenous malformations. Brain aneurysm, a ballooning of a brain artery wall that can rupture and cause bleeding in the brain (cerebral hemorrhage)

Can a neurologist diagnose a stroke?

Yes. While some vascular neurologists may choose to focus on caring for stroke patients, their specialized training and expertise is in cerebrovascular diseases as a whole. That means they can also diagnose, treat and manage conditions like: Blood vessel malformations.

What can a neurosurgeon do for nerve damage?

A neurosurgeon can explain surgical options, such as nerve grafts, nerve transfers or muscle transfers, to help restore function.

How can a dr tell if you’ve had a mini stroke?

The only way to tell the difference between a ministroke and a stroke is by having a doctor look at an image of your brain with either a CT scan or an MRI scan. If you’ve had an ischemic stroke, it’s likely that it won’t show up on a CT scan of your brain for 24 to 48 hours. An MRI scan usually shows a stroke sooner.

Can nerve damage be repaired without surgery?

The pain, tingling, numbness and other discomforts of peripheral nerve disorders can often be treated successfully with physical therapy and other nonsurgical methods. But in some cases, surgery offers the best chance of lasting relief.