What is Neurology?

The medical science that deals with the nervous system is known as Neurology. Neurology physicians provide services in cases where diseases that develop in the nervous system, which are examined in three parts as brain, spinal cord and peripheral system, do not require surgical procedure. You need to get support from specialist doctors in this field, which is not limited to this, but also begins to deal with epilepsy, movement restrictions, dementia or sleep problems and is divided into sub-disciplines.

Which Diseases Does Neurology Treat?

Some of the diseases that fall under the treatment fields of neurology are as follows:

  • Cerebrovascular Disorders,
  • Epilepsy, also known as Sara,
  • Migraines and unexplained headaches
  • Dementia, forgetfulness, dementia,
  • Diseases such as dystonia, essential tremor, dyskinesias and restless legs syndrome that cause movement disorders, especially Parkinson’s,
  • Stress-induced sleep problems, sleep apnea and snoring,
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy

What are the Neurology Symptoms?

People who have recently experienced involuntary contractions in their body, complain of headaches and forgetfulness, complain of body aches, and feel symptoms such as fainting and numbness should make an appointment with the Neurology department. Services are provided in this area for contractions, numbness and pain in the hands, feet, arms and legs. When you experience such symptoms, you can apply to the Neurology department, which works in cooperation with medical branches such as intensive care, oncology, internal medicine, cardiology or orthopedics.

What are Neurology Examinations?

It is possible to state that the most used EEG or EMG laboratories for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases are among the integral parts. There are some tests that allow easy monitoring of the disorders in the nervous system and muscles and play an active role in determining the necessary methods for their treatment. In addition to these tests, which are used to measure neural transmissions, imaging methods are also used. As a result of applying to the Neurology clinics of reliable health institutions, some diagnostic methods will be applied according to your complaints. Some of those:

Some of those:

  • Home polysomnography for the diagnosis of sleep disorders,
  • EEG test applied in children and adults for the diagnosis of epilepsy disease,
  • It is in the form of EMG, which allows to measure the connection between nerves and muscles, detects and measures disorders.

These methods are used for the detection of neuronal diseases. Motor neuron diseases such as ALS or Guillain Barre, facial paralysis, waist and neck hernia or diabetes-related polyneuropathy are some of the methods used. As a result of the tests used by neurologists, an appropriate treatment method is determined. In this way, you can get the solution of neurological complications caused by drugs used in various ailments.

The symptoms you experience in this branch, which includes severe diseases, should not be neglected. Early treatment is required for diagnosis and treatment in hereditary or acquired diseases. In cases of coma, stroke or seizures occurring in the advanced stages of the diseases, we can state that the treatments are continued in the intensive care units. You can see that the health centers that include modern diagnostic methods give importance to the services and treatments in the field of Neurology.

Our Doctors Serving in the Department of Neurology

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Prof. Dr. Osman TANIK

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M.D. Keziban Jale AĞAOĞLU