What Is Meant By Neurology?

Neurology is a branch of medical science that is concerned with disorders and diseases of the nervous system.

There are around a hundred billion neurons in the brain, capable of generating their own impulses and of receiving and transmitting impulses from neighbouring cells. Neurology involves the study of:

  • The central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system and the autonomic nervous system.
  • Structural and functional disorders of the nervous system ranging from birth defects through to degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

What are the top 5 neurological disorders?

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.
  • Migraines.
  • Spinal Cord Disorders.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Your Neurological Experts in Lone Tree, Colorado Springs, and Aurora.

What are neurological symptoms?

Neurological symptoms often originate in the peripheral nervous system and include burning, numbness, pins-and-needles (prickling) sensations, muscle weakness or paralysis, and sensitivity.

 Diagnosis and treatment.

A neurologist is trained to diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Neurologists must first determine if a problem exists in the nervous system. The patient’s health history is reviewed followed by a neurological exam which assesses the function of cranial nerves, coordination, mental status, sensation, strength and reflexes.


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