Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disease involving nervous systems. The nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord and is made up of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. Illnesses, disorders, and injuries that affect the nervous system often require a neurologist’s treatment.
When to consult a Neurologist:
Patients who have a brain and nervous system diseases must consult a Neurologist. Some of these diseases are mentioned below;
- Alzheimer’s disease (and other dementias) – Progressive mental deterioration that is caused by generalized degeneration of the brain.
- Migraine and other headache disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain tumours
- Brain trauma