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About Neurology

Neurological disorders are growing more common, so it’s important to have experienced neurology specialists on your side when you need diagnosis and treatment. Midsouth Independent Group (MIG) neurology specialists in Memphis, Tennessee, expertly evaluate neurological symptoms, diagnose the specific condition, and personalize a treatment plan. Arrange your appointment by contacting a MIG neurology specialist near you now. 

Neurology Q & A

What is neurology?

Neurology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders within the central and peripheral nervous systems. 

Central nervous system

The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord.

Peripheral nervous system

The peripheral nervous system includes the nerves. The peripheral nervous system links to the central nervous system, which allows the limbs and internal organs to get the signals they need to function properly.

Many different symptoms may point to a problem within either or both parts of the nervous system. 

What are the different neurological disorders?

There are more than 600 neurological disorders; common types include: 

  • Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease 

  • Epilepsy

  • Stroke

  • Neuropathy 

  • Migraines

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Migraines

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • Cerebral aneurysm

Your MIG neurology specialist can expertly evaluate your neurological symptoms to find the root cause. 

What are the signs of a possible neurology problem?

Neurological disorders can cause symptoms in nearly any part of your body. Some symptoms that may indicate the need to see a neurology specialist include:

  • Headaches

  • Numbness

  • Tingling

  • Muscle weakness

  • Muscle rigidity

  • Muscle wasting

  • Vision problems - vision loss or double vision

  • Memory lapses

  • Slowed cognitive function

  • Coordination problems

  • Slurred speech

  • Tremors

  • Seizures

  • Back or neck pain that shoots to other parts of the body

Every neurological disorder causes a different range of symptoms, and each person may experience symptoms differently. 

That's why it's important to see an experienced MIG neurology provider for a comprehensive evaluation. By seeking a diagnosis and treatment early, you have the best odds of decreasing negative effects long term. 

How does a neurology diagnosis work?

Evaluations start with a neurological exam. During a neurological exam, your provider checks many different aspects of your health and function using medical tools like a bright light, reflex hammer, tuning fork, and other tools.  

The results of this neurology exam can help them determine what kinds of additional testing you need, with common examples including electromyography muscle testing, nerve conduction velocity nerve tests, electroencephalogram electrical activity testing, MRIs, and other tests.

Following a neurological disorder diagnosis, your MIG neurology specialist can customize a treatment plan that reduces your symptoms, improves your quality of life, and gives you the best long-term prognosis. 

Your treatment may include medication, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, and preventive strategies. In some situations, you could need surgical care to resolve a serious health threat. 

Book your neurology appointment by contacting a Midsouth Independent Group provider today.