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Types of Neurologists

a Swollen, Inflamed Tongue
a Swollen, Inflamed Tongue

You may or may not need to call your doctor if you have symptoms of tongue inflammation. Swelling and inflammation of the tongue typically resolve after several days. If symptoms are still present after 10 days, contact your doctor. You should also contact your doctor if you have trouble swallowing, breathing, or speaking.

Acute Spinal Cord Injury
Acute Spinal Cord Injury

Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) is due to a traumatic injury that either results in a bruise (also called a contusion), a partial tear, or a complete tear (called a transection) in the spinal cord. SCI is a common cause of permanent disability and death in children and adults.

Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. It is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of cases of dementia in the United States.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a group of rare neurological diseases that mainly involve the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movement. Voluntary muscles produce movements like chewing, walking, and talking.

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Anemia
Anemia

The neurological symptoms of pernicious anemia most often arise when the body has been running on low levels of vitamin B-12 for a prolonged period of time. Low vitamin B-12 levels for a prolonged period of time can lead to nerve cell damage in turn producing neurological symptoms.

Bell's Palsy
Bell's Palsy

What is Bell's Palsy? Bell's palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerves. The facial nerve-also called the 7th cranial nerve-travels through a narrow, bony canal (called the Fallopian canal) in the skull, beneath the ear, to the muscles on each side of the face.

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Brain Tumors
Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors What is a brain tumor? A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The tumor can either originate in the brain itself, or come from another part of the body and travel to the brain (metastasize). Brain tumors may be classified as either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), depending on their behavior.

Cerebrovascular Disease, Such as Stroke
Cerebrovascular Disease, Such as Stroke

Mayo Clinic believes that the best cure for cerebrovascular disease is prevention--preventing the degree of impairment following stroke and preventing cerebrovascular disorders themselves. To do that Mayo is focused on several lines of research that impact on one another.

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Difficulty Thinking and Reasoning
Difficulty Thinking and Reasoning

Reasoning: Reasoning is a mental process that uses logic. Characteristics of Thinking and Reasoning: Conscious/ Unconscious: Thinking: Thinking can be either conscious or unconscious. Reasoning: Reasoning is always a conscious effort. Logic: Thinking: Logic does not play a key role in thinking. Reasoning: Logic plays a key role in reasoning. Process: Thinking: Thinking is a large process. Reasoning: Reasoning is a sub category of the though process.

Difficulty Walking (Staggering, Balance Problems)
Difficulty Walking (Staggering, Balance Problems)

The most common symptoms of gait and balance problems include: difficulty walking; trouble with ... A physical and neurological examination can diagnose gait or ...

Epilepsy and Seizures
Epilepsy and Seizures

Epilepsy is a neurological condition involving the brain that makes people more susceptible to having seizures. It is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system and affects people of all ages, races and ethnic background. Almost 3 million Americans live with epilepsy.

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Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs.

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Headache Disorders
Headache Disorders

The Mayo Clinic team also included neurologist J.D. Bartleson, M.D., Susan M. Torgrimson, and neurosurgeon Dudley Davis, M.D. Mayo clinic researchers in Arizona found that patients suffering from chronic migraine headaches who have found no relief through the use of medication may find hope through occipital nerve stimulation (ONS).

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Movement Disorders, Such as Parkinson's Disease
Movement Disorders, Such as Parkinson's Disease

A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist who has received additional training in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders including dystonia, chorea, tics and tremors. Whereas a general neurologist may treat patients with any of more than 100 neurological conditions, a movement disorder specialist focuses primarily on Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.

Yellowed Skin (Jaundice)
Yellowed Skin (Jaundice)

After the newborn period, jaundice (a yellow tint to the skin and eyes) may indicate a problem with the liver or red blood cells. Jaundice in newborns is very common but may still need to be monitored.

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