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Neurology services offered in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Lake Worth, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Panama City and Miami, FL, Brunswick, Savannah and Pooler, GA and Bluffton, Greenville and North Charleston, SC

Neurology is the medical field specializing in the brain and nervous system. At the Medicus Spine & Joint offices in Brunswick, Georgia; Mount Pleasant and Bluffton, South Carolina; and Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville, Florida, experienced neurology providers specialize in the evaluation and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) like concussions and other neurological conditions. Book your appointment online or call the office for help today.  

Neurology Q & A

What is neurology?

Neurology is a medical specialty that studies, diagnoses, and treats the nervous system. This field focuses on the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (all the nerves outside the spinal cord).

What conditions do neurology specialists treat?

Neurology specialists treat many conditions and often co-manage care with other medical specialists. Some of the conditions and diseases that neurologists diagnose and treat include: 

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) such as concussions
  • Migraines and cluster headaches
  • Spine conditions like herniated disk
  • Seizure-causing conditions like epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Alzheimer’s disease and non-Alzheimer’s dementias
  • Central nervous system infections, such as meningitis
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 
  • Neurologic Lyme disease
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Cerebral aneurysm

Essentially if a condition or injury affects your brain and nerves, a neurology specialist is usually one of your main medical providers. 

What are the signs of a neurology problem?

Signs that it’s time to seek help with a possible neurological issue include: 

  • Dizzy spells
  • Serious memory loss
  • Frequent confusion or disorientation
  • Severe headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Radiating pain like sciatica, which shoots from your back down a leg
  • Numbness or tingling in your hands, feet, or elsewhere
  • Weakness in the leg, foot, hand, arm, or other body parts 
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Balance issues
  • Slowed movement

If you have any of these symptoms but don’t yet have a diagnosis, a neurological evaluation can narrow down your specific issue. 

Or, if you have a traumatic blow to the head or another known injury, a concussion evaluation can determine whether you have a concussion and its severity.

How does neurology care work?

Neurology is a broad field that encompasses many types of medical care. You may need:

  • Medication, such as a drug to slow memory loss with dementia
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Interventional procedures, like steroid injections and radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
  • Minimally invasive surgeries for stubborn chronic pain  

Usually, you’ll have treatments from several categories. Whether you have a curable injury or a long-term disease, the neurology specialists at Medicus Spine & Joint can help you get optimal results and improved quality of life. They’re always at the forefront of the newest treatment innovations to give you the best care. 

Book your neurology consultation online or call the Medicus Spine & Joint nearest you for help today.