Neurology is a branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of nervous system. The nervous system is a complex and sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions:
• Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord
• Peripheral nervous system: all other neural elements such as eyes, ears, skin, and other "sensory receptors"
A doctor who specializes in neurology is called a Neurologist. The neurologist treats the disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as-
o Cerebrovascular disease - stroke, etc.
o Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system- multiple sclerosis, etc.
o Headache disorders
o Infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system
o Movement disorders - Parkinson's disease, tremors, chorea, imbalance, etc.
o Neurodegenerative disorders - Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease))
o Seizure disorders- epilepsy
o Spinal cord disorders
o Speech and language disorders
o Nerve disorders- neuropathies, etc.
o Musculardisorders- dystrophies, etc.
o Pain disorders- fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia, radiculopathies
o Giddiness causes such as vertigo
o Brain tumours.
The Neuro City Hospital has all of these specialized offerings.