Neurologists are those physicians whose interests and practice are devoted to the care of persons with disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Neurologists diagnose and treat conditions of the brain (strokes, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis), spinal cord (tramatic injury, inflammatory disorders), motor neuron (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), neuromuscular junction (myasthenia gravis), muscle (muscular dystrophy, myositis), and peripheral nerve (Guillain-Barré syndrome, peripheral neuropathies).
During a neurological examination, the neurologist reviews the patient's health history with special attention to the current condition. The patient then takes a neurological exam. Typically, the exam tests vision, strength, coordination, reflexes and sensation. This information helps the neurologist determine if the problem is in the nervous system. Further tests may be needed to confirm a diagnosis or to find a specific treatment.
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