Neurology – the medical branch, is involved in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the brain and the nervous system. A doctor or specialist practicing neurology is called a neurologist, and a surgeon who operates on the brain is called a neurosurgeon. Jaipur city has some of the country finest neurologists. The neurologists in Jaipur are highly qualified and experienced to attend to many neurological conditions. Hospitals here boast of state of the art equipment and modern intensive care units. Common cases of neurological conditions treated in hospitals are stroke, epilepsy, headache, coma, neuropathies, myopathies, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, etc.
Neurological disorders have the following symptoms.
§ Speech Surliness
§ swallowing disorders
§ Difficulty in walking
§ Vertigo /giddiness
§ Visual disturbances
§ Loss of consciousness
§ Tingling or numbness
§ Loss of bladder control
§ Sleep disorders
Neurology clinic in Jaipur conduct medical procedures done to treat conditions such as:
- Thrombolytic- intravenous intra-arterial and mechanical for acute stroke
- Botulinum toxin injection for neurological disorders
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease
- Epilepsy surgery
Treatments are based on individual patient cases. Depending on the nature of ailment, patient may be referred additionally, to a physiotherapist, speech therapist, psychotherapist or, a neurosurgeon in Jaipur if a surgery is needed.
Diagnosis and treatment
Specialists use EMG or Electromyography to evaluate muscle and nerve function. During the test electrical impulses are employed to stimulate various nerves to determine how well they are working. A small pin may also be inserted into various muscles to study in detail individual muscle fibers.
Another common procedure is the EEG or electroencephalogram. This is safe and painless way to record the electrical activity of the brain. Patterns of the brain’s electrical activity provide information about specific brain functions. Apart from this Neurologists also remove brain tumors, treat neurovascular diseases, functional disorders, pain and trauma. These complex conditions are almost always the purview of neurosurgeons.
Recovery from neurological conditions varies from individual to individual. The first step is formal rehabilitation to restore or improve physical, mental and emotional functions.