Department of Neurology

What is Neurology?

It is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, function an disorders of the nerves and the nervous system including the brain and the spinal cord.

What are the Doctors of Neurology called?

The neurologists are the doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the illnesses including the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. On the other hand, a neurosurgeon is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.

When Is It Time To See A Neurologist?

The signs and symptoms warning you of a possible brain disease or collapse of your nervous system include:

  1. Persistent or sudden onset of a headache
  2. A headache that changes or is different
  3. Loss of feeling or tingling
  4. Weakness or loss of muscle strength
  5. Sudden loss of sight or double vision
  6. Memory loss
  7. Impaired mental ability
  8. Lack of coordination
  9. Muscle rigidity
  10. Tremors and seizures
  11. Back pain which radiates to the feet, toes, or other parts of the body
  12. Muscle wasting and slurred speech

What do the Neurologist treat?

  1. Acoustic Neuroma
  2. Acquired Brain Injury
  3. Agenesis Corpus Callosum
  4. Alzheimer’s Disease
  5. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  6. Aneurysm
  7. Aphasia
  8. Arteriovenous Malformation
  9. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  10. Autism
  11. Batten Disease
  12. Behcet’s Disease
  13. Blepharospasm
  14. Brain Tumour / Cancer
  15. Cerebral Lupus
  16. Cerebral Palsy
  17. Cervical Dystonia
  18. Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder
  19. Chiari Malformation
  20. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  21. Coma
  22. Concussion
  23. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  24. Dementia (Non-Alzheimer Type)
  25. Down Syndrome
  26. Dysautonomia
  27. Dyslexia
  28. Dyspraxia
  29. Dystonia
  30. Encephalitis
  31. Epilepsy
  32. Essential Tremor
  33. Friedreich’s Ataxia
  34. Gaucher Disease
  35. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  36. Huntington’s Disease
  37. Hydrocephalus
  38. Intracranial Hypertension
  39. Leukodystrophy
  40. Locked-In Syndrome (LiS)
  41. Meniere’s Disease
  42. Meningitis
  43. Meningococcal Disease
  44. Migraine
  45. Minimally Conscious State
  46. Motor Neurone Disease
  47. Multiple Sclerosis
  48. Multiple System Atrophy
  49. Muscular Dystrophy
  50. Myasthenia Gravis
  51. Narcolepsy
  52. Parkinson’s Disease
  53. Peripheral Neuropathy
  54. Prader-Willi Syndrome
  55. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  56. Restless Legs Syndrome
  57. Rett Syndrome
  58. Shy Drager Syndrome
  59. Sleep Disorders
  60. Spasmodic Dysphonia
  61. StrokeSubarachnoid Haemorrhage
  62. Sydenham’s Chorea
  63. Tay-Sachs Disease
  64. Tourette Syndrome
  65. Transient Ischaemic Attack
  66. Transverse Myelitis
  67. Traumatic Brain Injury
  68. Trigeminal Neuralgia
  69. Tuberous Sclerosis
  70. Vegetative State
  71. Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome