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An area of medicine that involves the diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with the nervous system (central, peripheral, somatic, and autonomic) is called as neurology. A doctor who specialises in neurology and is trained to investigate, diagnose, and treat neurological disorders is known as a neurologist.
Who is a neurologist?
A neurologist is a doctor who specializes in neurology, the branch of medicine concerned with the disorders of the nervous system (both central and peripheral). Neurologists are trained to diagnose and treat neurological disorders while also participating in clinical trials and research.
What do neurologists do?
Neurologists diagnose and treat neurologic disorders, the symptoms of which may be altered smell or taste, confusion, muscle weakness, numbness, pricking sensation, sensitivity, and involuntary muscle contractions.
How to consult a neurologist online?
To consult a neurologist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Neurology’ in the search bar to find a list of neurologists, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a neurologist.
Can a neurologist treat all neurological disorders-related conditions?
Yes, neurologists treat all kinds of neurological disorders. People affected with Alzheimer’s disease, brain and spinal cord injuries, brain tumors, headache, pain, sleep disorders, stroke and tremors can consult a neurologist.
When should I consult a neurologist?
You should consult a neurologist if you have been diagnosed with any disorder of the nerves, brain, and spinal cord. You can also consult a neurologist if you are suffering from migraine, back pain or any other chronic pain.
What do we call a neurologist in simple words?
Neurologists are simply known as ‘nerve doctors’ as they diagnose, treat, and manage injuries, diseases, and disorders of the nervous system.
Can I consult with a neurologist anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult neurologists any time. Our neurologists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. All you need to do is pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best neurologist in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best neurologists in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care of.
Is video consultation available with all neurologists?
Yes, all neurologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
What are the most common neurological disorders that a neurologist treats?
Epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumours, and neuroinfections are some of the neurological disorders that neurologists treat.
Can I visit a neurologist if I have anxiety?
Yes. Anxiety disorders often occur in people with neurologic illness which neurologists are trained to treat. Some of the most common anxiety disorders observed in patients with neurologic illness are obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, social phobia, and generalised anxiety disorder.
What are the emotional and physical symptoms of neurological disorders?
Mood swings, depressions, delusions, etc. are some of the emotional symptoms that people with neurological orders exhibit. On the other hand, the physical symptoms of neurological disorders are muscle weakness, complete or partial paralysis, seizures, poor cognitive abilities, complete or partial loss of sensation, decreased alertness, unexplained pain, and difficulty in reading and writing.
What procedures/tests do neurologists perform?
Some of the procedures and tests that neurologists perform to diagnose and treat neurological disorders are lumbar puncture, electromyography (EMG), electroencephalogram, biopsy, angiography, and imaging tests such as MRI and CT scans.
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