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Neurology Clinics

Premier Medical Associates Has Neurologists on Staff in Central Florida

What is Neurology?

Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions:

  • Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord

  • Peripheral nervous system: all other neural elements, such as eyes, ears, skin, and other "sensory receptors"

A doctor who specializes in neurology is called a neurologist.

The neurologist treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as:

  • Cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke

  • Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis

  • Headache disorders

  • Infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system

  • Movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease

Neurologists do not perform surgery. If one of their patients requires surgery, they refer them to a neurosurgeon.

Who is an Ideal Patient for Neurology Services?

These are the six signs that it is time to visit a neurologist.

  • Chronic or severe headaches

If you get migraine headaches, you should probably make an appointment with a neurologist, especially when the symptoms are associated with neurological deficits or tried treatments prove ineffective.

  • Chronic pain

When pain is chronic, and your primary care doctor can't help you manage it, you should consider a referral to a neurologist because there could be another underlying reason for the symptoms.

  • Dizziness

Experiencing vertigo (feeling like you're spinning) or having difficulty keeping your balance could be a sign of something more serious.

  • Numbness or tingling

Numbness or tingling, especially when it occurs on one side of the body or comes on suddenly, could be a sign of a stroke or other serious condition.

  • Movement problems

Difficulty walking, shuffling your feet, tremors and unintentional jerks, can all be signs of a nervous system problem.

  • Memory problems or confusion

Worsening memory problems, personality changes or mixing up words could be signs of Alzheimer's disease.

What is the Benefit of a Good Neurologist?

Neurologists are highly trained medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating neurological conditions such as strokes, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. One of the benefits of being a neurologist is the exciting opportunity to be on the frontier of rapidly emerging medical breakthroughs.

Other benefits of the profession include helping patients manage symptoms and live fuller lives.

Experienced neurologists are in high demand because of the complexity of the field. Years of training are required to gain skills, and many have sub-specializations and board certifications in areas like geriatric neurology, brain injury medicine and neurodevelopmental disabilities. Those desiring flexibility or phased retirement have the benefit of seeking positions as locum tenens hospitalists, providing on-call or part-time coverage.

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