Jan 24, 2014

What Does a Neurologist Do?
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Written by : Simi Ahuja| 0 | Health, Healthcare

Neurological disorder is a term that refers to any disorder related to a body’s nervous system. Electrical abnormalities, biochemical or structural issues in brain, spinal cord and nerves are responsible for such medical conditions. Neurology is the science that studies these disorders of the nervous system, including symptoms and medical conditions such as seizures, paralysis, altered levels of consciousness and neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Vertigo and Tumors to name a few. Neurological doctors, referred to as neurologists are physicians who specialize in the field of neurology. Their medical specialty is related to the human nervous systems. Neurology doctors in Delhi- NCR and other parts of the world work with physicians of distinct yet related fields such as psychiatry, neurosurgery and others.

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Basically, neurologists examine their patients, firstly through interaction with the patient or patient’s referral physician, learning about their medical history and then by performing physical examination to evaluate their nervous system. This assessment involves analysis of a patient’s cognitive functions, motor strength and coordination, cranial nerves, gait, sensation and reflexes. The analysis of these functions helps in diagnosing and treating a medical condition.

Depending upon the severity of the apparent medical symptoms, doctors specialized in neurology and brain studies can also order diagnostic tests such as CAT or Computed Axial Tomography Scans, MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imagining and ultrasound tests for different blood vessels of the head and neck. Most commonly, neurologists treat medical conditions such as neuropathy, dementia, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, sleep disorders, neuromuscular diseases and head trauma. They are also vital when it comes to evaluating patients on life support for the confirmation of brain death.

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Most Neurologists are trained to specialize in certain parts of nervous system. Therefore, there are clinical neurophysiologists who can use Electro diagnostic techniques for diagnosing medical conditions. Neurosurgery is another distinct, but relative field of neurology, which involves surgical treatment of neurological medical conditions.

One can find many Neurologists in New Delhi who are well trained in medical schools and may have Doctor of Medicine or MD degrees with a Bachelor of Surgery depending upon their specialization. Most of them often spend their time interviewing and examining patients in their clinics and may visit hospitals if they are employed for reviewing patients’ progress. Neurologists are usually employed full time and are ‘on-call’ at times even when they aren’t at work.

A great deal of stress may involve in the work of a neurologist. Therefore, before you choose a neurologist in Delhi or anywhere else in the country, make sure that you do a prior internet research. The best way to get a trained, good neurologist is to visit a third party website that offers patients’ feedback, reliable and transparent review of the healthcare providers in the city. This way you can ensure the credentials of the neurologist, his/her working experience, whether or not the doctor responds to emergencies and what the patients think about the doctor’s treatment policies and agendas.

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Simi Ahuja

In these years since I have graduated, I Simi Ahuja, have been working with the institutions providing health-care & medical treatments and have gathered tons of information about the doctors, hospitals and related things in Delhi-NCR. In this article, she has shared all the possible information about what a neurologist do. To know about the neurology doctors in Delhi and nearby areas, you can can visit Credihealth.com.

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In these years since I have graduated, I Simi Ahuja, have been working with the institutions providing health-care & medical treatments and have gathered tons of information about the doctors, hospitals and related things in Delhi-NCR. In this article, she has shared all the possible information about what a neurologist do. To know about the neurology doctors in Delhi and nearby areas, you can can visit Credihealth.com.

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