Nerves control movement, learning, memory, senses, moods, and all the essential functions that keep you alive. Should problems arise in this complex system, you need the neurology experts at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center to accurately diagnose and treat the underlying disorder. Their team includes respected neurologists with fellowship training in stroke and neurocritical care and decades of experience treating the full scope of neurological conditions. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the three offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, today.
Neurology is a medical specialty that focuses on conditions affecting your nervous system. Your nervous system includes the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system.
The peripheral nervous system encompasses the vast network of nerves throughout your body (outside your brain and spinal cord). You have three types of peripheral nerves:
The sensory nerves pick up information about pain, pressure, temperature, and other senses and carry the message to your brain. Damaged sensory nerves cause symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness.
Motor nerves carry information from your brain to your muscles. Damaged motor nerves may cause muscle pain and weakness, cramps, spasticity, and loss of muscle mass.
These nerves automatically control all the systems that keep you alive, including breathing, blood pressure, digestion, and heart rate. Problems affecting these nerves may cause many different symptoms.
If you develop a neurological condition, you can confidently turn to the caring neurologists at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center. They have years of experience treating the full scope of complex neurological conditions, such as:
These conditions cause symptoms ranging from memory loss, declining cognitive function, and seizures to dizziness and uncontrollable changes in muscle movements.
Neurology appointments begin just like other doctor visits. Your neurologist takes your blood pressure and heart rate, reviews your medical history, and learns about your symptoms.
The next step is a neurological evaluation. During this exam, your provider may test your:
Cognitive impairment testing reveals problems with memory, attention, brain processing, verbal ability, and other brain processes.
Your provider may perform additional diagnostic testing, depending on your symptoms. You may need blood tests, an MRI or CT scan, or electrodiagnostic tests. Electrodiagnostic tests measure the electrical activity of your muscles and nerves.
After diagnosing your neurological condition, Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center develops an individualized treatment plan that may include therapies ranging from medication to neurorehabilitation.
If you need a neurology appointment, call Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center or use online booking today.