Neurology Specialist

CHW Cares

Senior focused Medical and Dental Care in Washington Heights, NY

Untreated nerve problems can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and cognition issues. Fortunately, the expertly trained neurologists at CHW Cares in Washington Heights, Manhattan, offer comprehensive neurology services for New York City patients ages 65 and older.

Neurology Q & A

What is neurology?

Neurology services include evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of problems with the way nerves function within your body. 

Nerve abnormalities can cause pain, disability, and serious problems for your health. Treatment with the CHW Cares team can relieve symptoms, reduce disease progression, and give you a better quality of life.

What are the symptoms of neurology issues?

Common symptoms associated with neurological problems include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Memory loss
  • Decreased cognitive abilities
  • Muscle weakness
  • Paralysis 
  • Loss of coordination
  • Falls
  • Loss of sensations
  • Seizures
  • Ongoing discomfort
  • Shooting or severe pain
  • Stabbing pain
  • Decreased alertness

The sooner you seek treatment for a neurological problem, the better your chance of recovering from, preventing, or delaying debilitating complications. 

What are the common causes of neurology problems?

Symptoms associated with neurology problems can occur due to:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Untreated diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Brain tumors
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Herniated discs
  • Meningitis
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Stroke

The CHW Cares team has many years of experience treating these conditions and can determine the root cause of neurological problems.

How does my doctor diagnose neurological issues?

To determine the cause of neurological problems and develop an effective treatment, the CHW Cares team discusses your medical history and symptoms. 

They check your vital signs, complete a comprehensive physical exam (including a neurological exam), and recommend specific diagnostic tests. Examples include nerve, blood, and urine tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, and other imaging procedures. 

What are common treatments for neurology problems?

Depending on the type and severity of the neurology problem, your neurologist may recommend one of the following treatments:

  • Diet and exercise changes
  • Healthy weight management
  • Dietary supplements
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Brain-stimulating activities
  • Nerve stimulators
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Medications
  • Injections
  • Surgery

Your CHW Cares specialist personalizes each neurology treatment to maximize pain relief, help your body heal, improve mobility, enhance brain health, and give you a better quality of life.

 

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