Dementia, Stroke, Neuropathy Treatment
& More in Rock Hill, SC
How can a neurologist help?
A neurologist is a physician with special training in diagnosing and managing brain, spinal cord, nerve tissue, and muscle diseases. A few most common problems that a neurologist treats are stroke, epilepsy, headache, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism, nerve pain, and dizziness. Neurological consultation involves history taking and a specialized physical examination which includes tests of vision, coordination, strength, reflexes, and sensation.
Other tests may be needed to evaluate neurological conditions, such as electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG), evoked potential testing, scanning, or blood tests. Health problems other than those related to your neurological symptoms will remain under the care of your physician.
Neurological Disorders and Diseases We Treat
- Sudden lack of balance
- Temporary loss of basic muscle movement (bladder included)
- Slight memory loss
- Sudden changes in mood or personality
Is it a Stroke? B.E. F.A.S.T.
If you think you’re having a stroke, it’s important to call 911 immediately. We are here to help find the cause of the stroke. We can perform tests and determine the proper steps to take for recovery.
A seizure is a sudden, uncontrolled disturbance in the brain that can cause changes in behavior, movements, feelings, and levels of consciousness. Epilepsy is a neurological condition in which two or more pathological seizures occur. In most cases, medication is used to treat epilepsy. If medication does not fully address the problem, therapy may be considered. Reach out to us today to learn more about epilepsy and how we can help.
If you are experiencing severe facial pain, we can help determine if it is caused by trigeminal neuralgia or another disorder. Contact our team of neurologists today to find out the cause of your facial pain and get the treatment you need.
If you have a continuous headache that lasts more than a day or two, consider making an appointment with us to determine the underlying issue.
A bleed on the brain is known as a hemorrhage (a type of stroke). If you are experiencing or suspect you may have a brain hemorrhage, it is important to receive the correct treatment as soon as possible to have a better chance of recovering from it. Give us a call today for treatment.
If you have a migraine that has lasted for days, it may be time to see a neurologist. We can conduct an electroencephalogram (EEG) test to determine if your migraine is from a brain disorder, brain damage, brain dysfunction, or sleep issues.
A movement disorder is a group of neurological conditions that cause increased or reduced movements. The movements may be voluntary or involuntary. If you have a movement disorder, our team can help by setting you up with a treatment plan to minimize symptoms and relieve pain.
Multiple Sclerosis, also referred to as MS, is a disease in which the immune system eats away the protective covering of nerves resulting in disrupted communication between the brain and the body. If you are dealing with Multiple Sclerosis, our team at Metrolina Neurology Associates can help you manage the disease and help find the treatment that is best for you. Contact us today to learn more.
Myopathies are neuromuscular disorders that cause muscle weakness due to a dysfunction of muscle fiber. Other symptoms can include stiffness, spam, and muscle cramps. If myopathy is affecting your life, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can provide a treatment plan to minimize the symptoms.
Neck & Back Disorders
If you have neck and back pain that worsens, it may be time to contact us for help. We can help treat conditions such as pinched nerves or slipped discs. Reach out to us today to get reliable treatment for your neck and back disorder.
Neurodegenerative diseases affect your body’s activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function, and can be severe or life-threatening. This type of disease can be genetic or be caused by alcoholism, a stroke, or a tumor. We provide treatment to help improve symptoms, relieve pain, and increase mobility. Contact us to learn more.
Neuropathy is a disorder of the nerves. Common symptoms include tingling, numbness, weakness, changes in sensation, and pain. We can perform tests to determine if your symptoms are caused by neuropathy and set you up with a treatment plan to help reduce symptoms and improve your daily life.
Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder that causes uncontrollable or unintended movements, such as stiffness, shaking, and difficulty with balance and coordination. With this type of disease, symptoms typically begin gradually and then worsen over time. Although Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured, medications can help control the symptoms. If Parkinson’s disease affects your life, contact us to find out how we can help.
A tremor is a nervous system disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. A tremor can be caused on its own or result from neurological disorders, including:
- multiple sclerosis
- traumatic brain injury
- neurodegenerative diseases that affect parts of the brain (e.g., Parkinson’s disease)
Tremors cannot be cured, but treatment can help ease symptoms. Contact us today to learn more about treatment for tremors.
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