That is the medical specialty that deals with structural disorders of the nervous system. It performs the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases involving the nervous system, which is didactically divided into central, peripheral and autonomous, including its linings, blood vessels and all effector tissues, such as muscles.
Neurologist is a medical professional who specializes in neurology and is trained to investigate, diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Neuro-pediatricians perform the same actions with children. As in other areas of medicine, neurologists can also be involved in clinical research, clinical trials, as well as research into the basic sciences of medicine. Among the main diseases addressed by the specialty, we can highlight:
- Sleep disorders,
- Encephalic vascular diseases,
- Head trauma,
- Neurodegenerative diseases,
- Movement disorders,
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome,
- Mental deficiency and,
- Congenital malformations of the nervous system.
This important specialty is part of the team of professionals at the Pain Center, located in the Specialized Medicine Center, together with a neurosurgeon, physiatrist, anesthesiologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, acupuncturist, general practitioner, rheumatologist, nursing, oral and maxillofacial surgeon and dentist. In addition to making appointments, it is possible to easily schedule several medical exams at the same location. Among these tests, thermometry, electroneuromyography (ENMG), somatosensory evoked potential and electroencephalography stand out. Once the diagnosis has been made, therapies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, acupuncture, RPG, analgesic physiotherapy, psychotherapy can be performed there.