Neurology is a branch of medicine that covers both the study and treatment of nervous system disorders. A neurologist is a doctor that specializes in treating these disorders. Our nervous system is comprised of two parts – the central nervous system, and the peripheral nervous system. This includes the brain itself, along with the spinal cord. Neurologists can diagnose and treat illnesses, disorders and injuries to both the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Some conditions/symptoms that will commonly require the expertise of a neurologist include, but are not limited to:
Infections of the nervous system (i.e. meningitis)
Neuritis and neuropathy
Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
Alzheimer’s and other disorders of the brain
The entire nervous system is very complex, and because of this, a neurologist may specialize in a specific area. Some of these areas include headache medicine, stroke care, geriatric neurology and child neurology, just to name a few. New York Health features board-certified neurologists in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Suffolk County, all treating a wide range of neurological conditions. At NY Health, we provide highly professional, sensitive, and personalized care. We continuously strive to deliver the best medical care possible with your well-being in mind. At NY Health, all of our patients are family.