Neurology

Neurology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases of the brain and nervous system. The brain is the body’s control center—the place where our thoughts originate and our memories are stored. It controls movement and speech, processes sensory input, regulates hormone secretion, and generates our moods. A healthy brain works quickly and automatically, like a new computer. But conditions or injuries that affect the brain can lead to a wide variety of symptoms that could affect a person’s ability to think, remember, move, speak, or use their senses. Treatments for diseases of the brain vary as widely as the symptoms do, from medication, to rehabilitation, to minimally invasive procedures or open surgery. Our neurologists treat a broad range of adult neurological issues, including those listed below:

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s and other movement disorders
  • TIA / Stroke
  • Memory Loss / Dementia / Alzheimer’s
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Concussion & Brain Injury
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Spine
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Brain tumors
  • Epilepsy

Neurologists use specialized testing of mental status, vision, speech, strength, sensation, coordination, reflexes, and gait to diagnose extremely complex conditions. While general neurologists are not surgeons, they do perform certain procedures for testing purposes, such as:

  • Lumbar puncture, also known as spinal tap, to analyze cerebrospinal fluid
  • Electromyogram, or EMG, a test that examines how well the muscles are responding to nerve signals
  • Nerve conduction study, or NCS, which measures the speed and strength of electrical activity in a nerve
  • Neurological testing may also include a CT or CAT scan, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or Electroencephalography (EEG)

Meet Our Specialists

Our board-certified neurologists have received specialized and/or fellowship training in various procedures to treat conditions affecting the brain. Use our Physician Finder to learn more about our neurologists.