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Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical disorders affecting the nervous system. This medical branch involves diagnosing and treating all types of medical conditions and diseases that affect the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.


What are the Diagnostic Tests in Neurology?



Neurology deals with the diagnosis of various neurological disorders and diseases by a variety of diagnostic tests. Commonly performed Neurological diagnostic tests include:


Neurological exam


This is a general test of the patient’s motor and sensory skills. This includes estimating the level of functioning of cranial nerves along with the ability to speak, see balance, co-ordinate and also to check the mental status or mood changes as well as any other behavioral change.


The neurologist might use a number of equipments, from tuning forks and flashlight to reflex hammer and needles. These tests are helpful in determining the presence of brain tumors or infections, such as meningitis and encephalitis or medical diseases such as Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, etc.


X-Ray tests


A neurological x-ray test involves a comprehensive x-ray examination of the chest and the skull. These are useful for determining damage (such as fractures/cracks) in the skull.


Fluoroscopy


This is a type of x-ray test which involves administering a contrast dye into the area of the body to be x-rayed. The contrast dye helps to define tissues and bones separately. It is most useful in determining the presence of abnormalities in the skull, such as brain tumors, etc.


Brain Scans


These are intensive scans performed by using advanced imaging techniques, such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CT (Computerized Tomography) scan, PET (Positron Emission Tomography) test, etc.


These brain scans are most useful for detecting brain tumors, hemorrhage in the brain or to determine abnormal blood vessels in the brain.


Biopsy


This is a minimally invasive surgical diagnostic method. It requires making a very small incision in the skull to remove a part of damaged/affected brain tissue. The removed sample of tissue is then sent to a pathology laboratory for detailed analysis.


Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis


This is a least invasive neurological surgical examination technique. It involves removing a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid, situated between the brain and the spinal cord, using a fine long needle.


The sample cerebrospinal fluid which is removed is then sent to a pathology laboratory to analyze it for brain hemorrhage (internal bleeding) or bleeding in the spinal cord.


What are the various Medical Diseases and Disorders treated under Neurology?


These are the various medical disorders and diseases that are successfully treated using neurology:


Aneurysms


Brain aneurysms are very common today. The signs of brain aneurysms may vary depending whether it is ruptured or intact. Severe and sudden headaches, with numbness and loss of vision are the signs of a neurological emergency for a brain aneurysm. Several tests, such as CT scans, MRA, etc can help to determine the size, type and location of the brain aneurysm for effective treatment.


To treat a brain aneurysm, the brain surgeon will either use microsurgical clipping or an endovascular surgery to carefully restrict and remove the aneurysm.


Brain & Spine Tumors


Brain tumors can be of various types – as primary or in secondary – and develop in the brain or between the brain and the skull. After the neurologist has determined the type, size, location and other details about the brain tumor, the suitable treatment for it will be suggested after considering several factors. As is seen in tumor treatments of other types, brain tumors are also similarly treated, using surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, etc.


Spinal tumors grow on the vertebrae of the spine. These develop in the tissues surrounding the vertebrae, the spinal cord and other parts of the spine. These are rare tumors and can be benign or malignant in nature. Morning headaches, speech impediment, behavioral changes, seizures/convulsions, paralysis, etc are the signs of spinal tumors.


After diagnosing the type and location of the spinal tumor, the doctor will suggest the best-suited spinal tumor treatment, such as, surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.


Parkinson’s disease


Parkinson’s disease is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders in the world today. Along with this, there are other neurological conditions, such as dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndromes, ataxia, myoclonus, catatonia, etc that are also treated with neurology treatment methods.


As medications are often not enough to control the symptoms of such neurological disorders, doctors advise to get surgical treatment.

Why opt for Widestate Medicare for Neurology?


Widestate Medicare is the most popular and reliable medical tourism company. WideState is renowned for having connections to the extensive world-class network of neurology-specialty hospitals in various international destinations, such as India, UK, US, Thailand and Dubai, to name a few. WideState ensures that each patient gets the best-in-class treatment for any neurological disorder and disease at the hands of the most experienced neurologists and brain surgeons.


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