What is Neurology?

Neurology is a branch of medicine that focuses on disorders of the nervous system, including your brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. The nervous system acts as your body’s command center and plays a central role in how you experience life and the environment around you. When an issue arises with part of your nervous system, it can greatly affect your daily activities and quality of life. Functions that may be affected include strength, sensation, balance, movement, vision, taste, speech, and memory.

Avita has specialists, called neurologists, who provide expert care and treatment for your nervous system. Common disorders that our neurologists treat include:

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Seizures
  • Epilepsy
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Head and Spinal Cord Injury
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Herniated Disk
  • Meningitis
  • Brain Tumors

Our providers have a variety of special interests, including movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, migraines, epilepsy, dementia, EMG, EEG, and more.

When to see a Neurologist

A neurologist may serve as a consultant to other physicians or provide long-term care for patients with chronic neurological disorders. There are several symptoms that may point to a possible neurological issue. These include:

  • Movement problems
  • Memory issues or confusion
  • Severe or chronic headaches
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Balance issues

Your primary care provider may refer you to a neurologist. You can also request an appointment online.