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Neurology

Neurology – Diagnostics and Treatment

Neurology, the study of the nerves, is a medical specialty involving the central and the peripheral nervous systems as well. Neurologists give opinion in psychiatry affairs, disorders of the nervous system, diagnose and treat a number of neurologic conditions and injuries.

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Neurologists also treat tissues that surround the nervous system, including coverings, blood vessels, and muscle tissue.

The central nervous system serves as a bridge; it is the essential channel of communication that coordinates the body. A disruption of the brain or spinal column or their injuries might damage as basic body functions as:

  • muscle function
  • reasoning
  • speaking
  • eating
  • seeing
  • hearing
  • basic cognitive processes

Common Disorders and Conditions

The most common neurological conditions treated in a neurology center are:

  • Dementia
  • Movement disorders
  • Epilepsy (brain seizure disorder), Cerebral Palsy disruption common during birth
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sleep disorders
  • Chronic pain management
  • Lumbar punctures
  • Stroke
  • Sciatica
  • Meningitis
  • Spinal disc herniation
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Head trauma
  • Brain hemorrhages
  • Skull fractures
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Traumatic injuries of peripheral nerves
  • Infections
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Tumors of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  • Drug-resistant epilepsy
  • Advanced Parkinson’s disease
  • Intractable pain of cancer or trauma patients and cranial/peripheral nerve pain
  • Some forms of intractable psychiatric disorders
  • Vascular malformations
  • Shingles
  • Neuromuscular disease.
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Headaches and Migraines

Neurologists Training

  • Physician degree
  • Specializing in neurology and trained to:
    • Investigate (basic research and translational research)
    • Diagnose
    • Treat neurological disorders
    • Clinical research
    • Clinical trials

Neurosurgery corresponds to surgical specialty equivalent to the Fellowships in the U.S.A. A neurosurgeon must complete between 1 and 2 years of specialization in a brain surgery. Two of the biggest mainstream specializations are:

Neurosurgeons are officially recognized by associations of neurological surgeons:

  • The Royal College of Physicians
  • Surgeons of Canada

Other organizations and neurology centers who grant the academic title and distinctions are:

Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery (or neurological surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of:

  • Brain
  • Spinal cord
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Extra-cranial cerebrovascular system

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Procedures: Neurological Diagnostics

Some of the most common screening tests:

  • Neurological examinations: help determine function and status of:
    • Speech
    • Balance
    • Coordination
    • Reflexes
    • Mental status
    • Tumors or infections (meningitis or encephalitis)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Cerebral angiogram: to pinpoint obstruction of arteries and blood vessels, size and location of aneurysms.
  • Brain scans
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Positron emission tomography (PET).
  • Electroencephalography or EEG.
  • Electromyography or EMG.

Medical tourism and Neurology Center Abroad

Medical travelers experiencing neurological, especially brain or spinal cord issues find India a particularly affordable and satisfying destination. In terms of costs, you might spend an average of $300 for MRI, and a CT scan will cost you about $250. In Mexico, the scanning and CT costs do not differ much, both are around $600.

 

List of Neurological Procedures