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Humankind has been familiar with disorders of the nervous system and brain for years. Parkinson's disease, for instance, was referred to as the ‘shaking palsy' in 1817. It was only late into the 20th century, although, that a deficiency in the neurotransmitter dopamine was discovered as the cause of Parkinson's disease and its symptoms like tremors and muscle rigidity. Alzheimer's disease was first discussed in 1906.
Neurology is a branch of medical science which is in connection with disorders, diseases and conditions of the nervous system. The terminology neurology comes from a combination of 2 words - "neuron" meaning nerve and "logia" meaning "the study of".
There are around a hundred billion neurons in the brain, capable of generating their own impulses and of receiving and sending or transmitting impulses from neighbouring cells.
Neurology includes the study of:
A neurologist is a medical specialist who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system is made of 2 parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. It involves the brain and spinal cord.
Illnesses, disorders, and injuries which include the nervous system usually need a neurologist’s management and treatment.
Neurologists manage and treat neurological conditions, or complications with the nervous system. Symptoms which commonly need a neurologist involve:
Neurosurgeons perform surgery on the brain, spine, or nerves of the limbs or extremities. They treat patients of all ages, starting from new-borns with congenital neurological abnormalities or birth defects through to elderly individuals who might have suffered a stroke, for instance.
Neurosurgeons are also included in the treatment of nerve injuries, neuroblastoma, and infections of the central nervous system and also neurodegenerative diseases.
A major part of diagnosing and assessing patients in neurology includes the use of imaging studies like computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and angiograms.
Our Neurologists and Brain doctors are experts at the following procedures -
Our expert neurologists will help you or anyone you know manage your symptoms and neurological disorder.
You can book an appointment with Dr. David Masel, our resident expert neurosurgeon for a consultation.
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