Neurology is the study of the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles.
Common symptoms a patient may experience after an accident may be problems with memory, attention and concentration, balance impairment, dizziness, loss of sense of smell, or headaches. These are symptoms of a concussion, and if they persist may be symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. A neurologist will assess you for concussion and brain injury.
Other symptoms a patient may experience include neck, middle, or lower back pain with radiation of the pain into the arms or legs associated with numbness, tingling, or weakness. These may be symptoms of disk protrusions in your spine. A neurologist is a specialist in assessing these problems and determining whether the numbness and weakness are due to a problem in your spine or the nerves in your arms or legs.
Common tests performed in the practice of Neurology consist of the following: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans of the brain and spine, Neuropsychology testing for cognitive defect evaluations, and EMG/NCV (electromyography, nerve conduction velocity) testing to measure the electrical activity of muscles and nerves.