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Who is a Neurologist?
A neurologist is a medical doctor who specialises in detecting, treating, and monitoring brain and nervous system disorders such as stroke, epilepsy and migraine.

  • The nervous system is divided into two segments:
  • Peripheral nervous system (spinal cord)
  • Central nervous system (brain)

A neurologist doctor must undergo a graduate degree from a medical college followed by an internship, complete a three-year training in internal medicine, and receive at least three years of training in a neurology residency program before beginning practice.

What is Neurology?
Neurology is a specific medical branch that focuses on diagnosing and treating nervous system disorders. The nervous system is a complicated system that regulates the activities of the body. If a patient requires surgery, a neurologist may recommend them to a neurosurgeon.
    
When Should You Consult a Neurologist?
A primary care physician may recommend their patients to a neurologist if they show symptoms of a neurological condition.

It includes the following:

  • Loss of coordination and muscle weakness
  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Complete or partial paralysis
  • Severe and frequent headaches
  • Sensory changes affecting sense of vision, touch, taste, and smell

Roles and Responsibilities of a Neurologist

Some of the roles and responsibilities of a neurologist include:

  • Performs neurological and physical examinations of patients who are suffering from neurological medical conditions.
  • Order diagnostic tests such as spinal fluid tests, blood tests, and imaging tests (MRIs).
  • Diagnose disorders and conditions based on cognitive and physical examination and test results.
  • Develop, manage and adapt the treatment of patients depending upon the progress.
  • Connect with the nurses and medical staff to ensure that all patients get the right care possible.

What Conditions do Neurologists Treat?

Neurologists treat various neurological conditions affecting the spinal cord, brain, and nerves. These conditions are as follows:

  • Infections of the nervous system, like encephalitis, HIV, and meningitis
  • Epilepsy and stroke
  • Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease 
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Brain aneurysms and brain tumours
  • Neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Sleep disorders

Types of Processes Followed by a Neurologist

A neurologist performs a neurological examination and a physical examination. A neurological exam evaluates muscle strength, coordination and reflexes. Since different medical conditions may have the same symptoms, a neurologist might require more testing for a proper diagnosis. Neurologists may refer to many procedures to help detect and treat a particular condition.
Some of the processes may include:

  • Tensilon test: this procedure may help a neurologist to detect myasthenia gravis. A neurologist may inject the tensilon medicine and examine if there are any muscle movements.
  • A lumbar puncture is a process performed by a neurologist to test your spinal fluid. If a nervous system disorder is detected in your spinal fluid, the neurologist may recommend you to certain procedures that include inserting a syringe into the spine after numbing it and then collecting a sample of spinal fluid.


A neurologist may detect neurological disorders with the help of the following tests:

  • Angiography and biopsy
  • Urine and blood analyses
  • Genetic tests
  • An imaging test, such as MRI, PET, CT scans and ultrasounds

Where to Find a Neurologist?

Find the neurologist easily at the Apollo 24|7 app or website. Browse the best neurologist doctors that can help manage and treat conditions like multiple sclerosis, migraine, seizures and more. Book an appointment from the comfort of your home and consult the best neurologist online using the Apollo 24|7 app or website.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neurologists are simply known as ‘nerve doctors’ as they diagnose, treat, and manage injuries, diseases, and disorders of the nervous system.

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.

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.

Yes, all neurologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.

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.

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.

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.

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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