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Neurology

Pain Management & Spine Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada

Neurology services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Nerves control movement, learning, memory, senses, moods, and all the essential functions that keep you alive. Should problems arise in this complex system, you need the neurology experts at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center to accurately diagnose and treat the underlying disorder. Their team includes respected neurologists with fellowship training in stroke and neurocritical care and decades of experience treating the full scope of neurological conditions. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the three offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, today. 

Neurology Q&A

What is neurology?

Neurology is a medical specialty that focuses on conditions affecting your nervous system. Your nervous system includes the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system.

 

The peripheral nervous system encompasses the vast network of nerves throughout your body (outside your brain and spinal cord). You have three types of peripheral nerves: 

Sensory nerves

The sensory nerves pick up information about pain, pressure, temperature, and other senses and carry the message to your brain. Damaged sensory nerves cause symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness. 

Motor nerves

Motor nerves carry information from your brain to your muscles. Damaged motor nerves may cause muscle pain and weakness, cramps, spasticity, and loss of muscle mass.

Autonomic nerves

These nerves automatically control all the systems that keep you alive, including breathing, blood pressure, digestion, and heart rate. Problems affecting these nerves may cause many different symptoms.

What conditions does neurology include?

If you develop a neurological condition, you can confidently turn to the caring neurologists at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center. They have years of experience treating the full scope of complex neurological conditions, such as:

  • Strokes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Nervous system infections
  • Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and other movement disorders

These conditions cause symptoms ranging from memory loss, declining cognitive function, and seizures to dizziness and uncontrollable changes in muscle movements.

What should I expect during a neurology appointment?

Neurology appointments begin just like other doctor visits. Your neurologist takes your blood pressure and heart rate, reviews your medical history, and learns about your symptoms.

The next step is a neurological evaluation. During this exam, your provider may test your:

  • Reflexes
  • Ability to feel sensations
  • Muscle strength
  • Coordination
  • Walking gait
  • Balance
  • Cognitive function

Cognitive impairment testing reveals problems with memory, attention, brain processing, verbal ability, and other brain processes.

Your provider may perform additional diagnostic testing, depending on your symptoms. You may need blood tests, an MRI or CT scan, or electrodiagnostic tests. Electrodiagnostic tests measure the electrical activity of your muscles and nerves.

After diagnosing your neurological condition, Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center develops an individualized treatment plan that may include therapies ranging from medication to neurorehabilitation.

If you need a neurology appointment, call Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center or use online booking today.

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