General Neurology

Common Symptoms of Neurological Disorders

A general neurologists evaluate and address a variety of symptoms that may be caused by a a disease or dysfunction of the brain, spinal cord or muscle. Some of these are listed below:

  • Neuropathy
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Memory problems/ confusion
  • Physical impairments/ limb weakness/ problems walking
  • Sensory problems (tingling, pain, numbness)
  • Seizures, convulsions, unexplained loss of consciousness
  • Sleep problems, falling aslleep, staying asleep etc.
  • Slurred speech/ change in speech / difficulty remembering or saying words
  • Vision changes, double vision, tunnel vision, change in color vision Diagnosing Neurological Disorders General Neurology utilizes neurodiagnostic techniques to diagnose neurological disorders. Some diagnostic services include:
  • Angiography - injecting a die to visualize blood vessels
  • Muscle, nerve and skin biopsies neurologic disorders
  • CT scan of brain or spine
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) otherwise called brainwave test
  • Electromyography (EMG) muscle test with needles
  • Nerve conduction test for peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel or diabetes or other systemic illness. Evoked potential tests to check spinal cord conduction or multiple sclerosis
  • Laboratory tests
  • Blood tests
  • Paraneoplastic or cancer antibody screening
  • Toxicology screening in case of suspected exposure poisons
  • Urinalysis
  • MRI scan of brain, spine etc
  • Neuropsychological testing for memory or cognitive deficit (dementia)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) for cancer spread
  • Single photon-emission computed tomography (SPECT) to check for blood flow in the brain.
  • Spinal taps (lumbar puncture) for MS, infection, meningitis, encephalitis. Neurological disorders diagnosed within general neurology may be referred to sub-specialists as pertinent.