We treat neurological disorders in our office and frequently receive questions about these conditions, including what would constitute a neurological disorder. If you are unsure if you have one or if you should visit our office, here is what you should know.
What are neurological disorders?
These are a group of diseases affecting the nervous system. They affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves, nerve roots, muscles and neuromuscular junction. For a non-doctor, this essentially means that it can impact almost all areas of the body. Since everything in the body is influenced by the brain and the nerves from the brain, someone with one of these disorders could have issues from everything having to do with their mental clarity to their physical bodily functions.
These neurological conditions include:
- Zika virus
- Parkinson's disease
- Brain disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
These are just a few of the conditions that are neurological.
What causes neurological disorders?
Given that there are so many types of disorders, what causes them is going to be incredibly varied. However, these conditions can be caused by a bacterial infection, such as with meningitis. Others can because by viral infection, like with HIV or Zika. Still others are caused by a neurological disorder that is not bacterial or viral, such as epilepsy. Our goal is to determine the cause of the issue as best as possible so that we can treat it.
Living with a neurological disorder can be incredibly difficult and it requires ongoing medical care. Our goal is to provide our patients with Comprehensive Care and support so that they can live as good of a life as possible. Is possible, for example to live a full and healthy life with epilepsy as long as it is controlled with medication. The key is to visit our office and see a doctor on a regular basis so that the treatments can be customized to be as effective as possible.
We also work with other physicians to ensure that any treatment can be a comprehensive one and make it most likely that our patients will be able to manage their symptoms and feel better.
Even young people can suffer from these disorder
There's a common misconception that only elderly people suffer from neurological problems. This is not the case. While something like Alzheimer certainly affects the elderly primarily, other conditions like Zika or epilepsy can impact someone of any age. Because of that, we treat both children and adults in our office and recommend scheduling an appointment right away so that we can provide assistance. If a child visits our office, we may involve a pediatric specialist as well, but that can be determined during the consultation.
Visit our office today
It is critical that patients seek help for a neurological disorder as quickly as possible. To do so, call our office and schedule an appointment. We can conduct an examination and necessary tests. We can also discuss symptoms and treatment options at that time. We will also answer questions in detail.