Neurology is a medical specialty that can diagnose, treat and manage disorders of the nervous system and brain. The nervous system is a sophisticated and complex system that coordinates and regulates body activities.
A doctor who specializes in Neurology is called a Neurologist. Along with a neurological examination and a thorough history of symptoms, including testing of mental status, speech, sensation, vision, coordination, reflexes, gait and strength, Neurologists often diagnose and treat complex conditions that affect the spinal cord, brain and nerves. Conditions can include but are not limited to:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Migraines and headaches
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)