Did you know? Neurologists treat more than headaches and pain

Neurologist are doctors who specialize in disorders affecting the nervous system.

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The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles.

What do neurologists treat?

Neurologists see patients with a wide range of problems, including headaches, dizziness, memory loss, confusion, blackouts and seizures, numbness and tingling, weakness and paralysis of limbs, non-coordination of limbs, pain (of extremities, neck and back), and many other symptoms might bring a patient to see a neurologist.

Some neurological disorders are epilepsy, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain and spinal cord tumors, multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathies, Bells Palsy, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, restless leg syndrome, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease myasthenia gravis, and muscular dystrophy.

Neurologists are able to cure some of the diseases of the nervous system and offer symptomatic relief from many others. Advances in research continue to provide new treatments, which can be offered to patients in the future.

What are A neurologist’s qualifications?

Neurologists have had a minimum of three year’s specialty training following college, medical school and internship. Our neurologists are either board certified or in the process of becoming certified (they have passed the necessary examinations to practice the specialty of neurology).

Visit the ADC Neurology page to get to know our doctors and where they practice.