When To See a Neurologist

A Neurologist Explained

A neurologist is a specialist who diagnoses and attends to diseases in the central nervous system (brain and spine), peripheral nerves (nerves that connect the brain and the spine to major organs), and muscles. 

What Diseases Can a Neurologist Treat?

Neurologists’ have the skills to treat a variety of illnesses and disorders like sleep disorders, epilepsy, stroke, dementia, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, and more. Your primary doctor may recommend a visit to a neurologist if there is any indication that a neurological complication is present. 

When To See a Neurologist

Many people are unaware of when they should contact a neurologist to seek professional help. Neurologists have the skills and knowledge to help a vast amount of illnesses. So, accurately locating your symptoms and complications will help you in knowing when to see a specialist. Read the following key points of certain ailments that we treat and their symptoms so you know when to seek help when necessary: 

Sleep Disorder Signs

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Loud, consistent snoring
  • Waking up abruptly
  • Falling asleep accidentally
  • Morning headaches

If you have these symptoms contact a neurological specialist at Three Village Neurology. At Three Village Neurology, we run a sleep study called polysomnography. This study will help us monitor your sleep stages and diagnose if you have a sleep disorder by keeping a record of your breathing, brain waves, oxygen levels, and heart rate.

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Epilepsy Symptoms

  • Random confusion
  • Fear, anxiety, deja vu
  • Leg/arm twitches
  • Loss of awareness
  • Loss of consciousness

If you are seeing these symptoms in yourself or a loved one, Three Village Neurology has a way to diagnose and treat this disease. Using an electroencephalogram the specialist will be able to track the electrical impulses that are triggered in your brain.

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A stroke occurs when your blood supply to your head is reduced or cut off. Strokes are the 4th leading cause of death in the US so understanding what can cause a stroke is crucial. Some causes of strokes include:

  • Being overweight 
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • High Blood pressure
  • Diabetes 

To quickly identify if someone is having a stroke remember the acronym FAST. F(facial drooping), A(arm weakness), S(speech deficiency), T(Time to call an ambulance if the first three are present). 

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A headache may be an indication of stress or emotional instability, or it may be the result of a medical illness, such as depression, high blood pressure, or anxiety. Headaches often are the precursor to other complications such as finding it hard to attend work or school, staying focused, blurry vision, vomiting, and more. Symptoms of a headache that may warrant a trip to a neurologist include, but are not limited to:

  • Light and sound sensitivity
  • Body weakness
  • Body numbness
  • Dizziness 

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Three Village Neurology

Our goal is to offer patient care that is significant to your recovery, utilizing our skills, experience, and care. We will strive to heighten your quality of life by diagnosing your condition, treating your condition, and implementing a knowledge base that will help you stay healthy in the long term.