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Comprehensive Care for Neurological Conditions

Nerves are the cells that carry messages between different parts of the body. The central nervous system, consisting of the brain and spine, is the control center and highway for nerves. When something disrupts the function of a nerve, it is called a neurological disorder. Neurologists are medical specialists trained in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological disorders.

At Methodist Health, patients meet with our neurologist at the Multi-Specialty Clinic. Your primary care provider will provide you with a referral for a neurologist if they believe that your condition is related to a problem with the nervous system.

Symptoms of Neurological Conditions

There are thousands of nerves throughout the human body and more than 600 types of neurological diseases. The specific symptoms of a neurological disorder depend on where the nerve is located and what kind of damage has been done to it.

Some symptoms that may indicate a neurological disorder include:

  • Memory loss – Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia are considered neurological disorders. While these conditions cannot be cured, treatment can help manage the effects and delay some of the symptoms.
  • Chronic headaches – There is still a lot we don’t know about headaches. Most of the time, headaches are harmless, but if you have frequent headaches or migraines that are accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, a neurological disorder could be the cause.
  • Seizures – When someone experiences their first seizure they need to be tested for epilepsy as soon as possible. Seizures are characterized by sporadic, uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs. Other symptoms include fainting and difficulty breathing.
  • Chronic pain – If you suffer from frequent pains in a particular area that are accompanied by a numb or tingling feeling, a pinched nerve or other neurological condition may be responsible.
  • Dizzy spells – Feelings of lightheadedness and dizziness can be caused by many things. If these dizzy spells are so disorienting that you have difficulty standing, you need to meet with a doctor. These symptoms could be caused by vertigo, which is a serious condition that can result in severe injuries if it is not treated.

These symptoms are not always caused by neurological disorders, but if your doctor is having a hard time diagnosing the cause then consulting with a neurologist may be in your best interest. You can contact the Methodist Health Neurology at 270-827-7193.