Neurology

Overview

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with diagnosing and treating disease and disorders of the nervous system, such as brain and spinal cord and nerves, such as:

  • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases affecting the central nervous system
  • Infections of brain and nervous system
  • Headache disorders
  • Parkinsons
  • Alzheimers, Lou Gehrig’s disease or other neurodegenerative disorders
  • Seizure disorders- epileptic and non-epileptic

Do you know the signs of a stroke?  Use the F.A.S.T. Test

  • Face:      Ask the person to smile. Does their smile seem lopsided?
  • Arm:       Ask the person to raise their arms.  Notice if one arm drifts downward.
  • Speech:  Ask the person to repeat a phrase. Does their speech sound strange or slurred?
  • Time:      Time is critical-call 911 now.