Our neurology specialists are experts
in the diagnosis and management of medical illnesses involving the brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle. They recognize
emotional and psychological health influences such as anxiety, depression and other abnormalities of the nervous system.
Neurological disorders include Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, migraine, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple
sclerosis, motor neuron disease, peripheral neuropathies and head injury, etc.
The starting point for appropriate treatment is an accurate diagnosis, usually acquired after hearing the history
of the illness and conducting a neurological consultation. Sometimes a diagnosis requires time and follow-up examinations
to ensure accuracy.
Blood tests, brain
scans (MRI, MRA, CT Scan), electroencephalograms (EEG) or electrical studies of nerve and muscle called electromyography (EMG),
and blood flow studies using the Transcranial Doppler (TCD) may also help clinical decision making.
Our doctors are
experienced in selecting appropriate and timely treatments, including referral to a surgical colleague when this is necessary.
Sometimes, management of neurological disorders can be symptomatic, supportive or palliative, without direct or specific treatment
of the underlying cause. This is an important aspect of a neurologist’s work, often in conjunction with other health
practitioners experienced in the management of neurological illness.