What is Neurology?
Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with nervous system disorders. The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carry messages between the brain and the body.
Neurologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating nervous system disorders. Neurological disorders can affect any part of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
Common neurological disorders include Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, stroke, and Parkinson’s. Treatment for neurological disorders may include medication, surgery, or rehabilitation.
Life Care Hospital is a leading provider of neurology services. Our team of board-certified neurologists offers comprehensive care for patients with all types of neurological disorders.
A life care hospital specializing in neurology can offer patients a comprehensive array of services for diagnosing and treating nervous system disorders. The hospital’s specialists work together to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan.
The hospital’s neurology department offers a wide range of diagnostics services, including:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computerized tomography (CT)
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Nerve conduction studies/electromyography (NCS/EMG)
- Cerebrospinal fluid analysis (CSF)
These diagnostics tools allow the hospital’s neurologists to accurately diagnose conditions such as Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, and more.
A nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test is a diagnostics tool used to evaluate the function of the nerves. The test measures the speed at which electrical impulses travel through a nerve.
Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostics procedure used to assess muscles’ health and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons).