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Older Adults

Anatomy of the Brain

The brain is an important organ that controls thought, memory, emotion, touch, motor skills, vision, respiration, and every process that regulates your body.

Overview of Nervous System Disorders

Disorders of the nervous system include stroke, infections, such as meningitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and functional disorders, such as headache and epilepsy.

Neurology

Neurology is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system.

Neurological Surgery

Neurological surgery is used to treat disorders of the brain, spine, and nerves. The healthcare provider who specializes in neurological surgery is called a neurosurgeon or neurological surgeon.

Diagnostic Tests for Neurological Disorders

Evaluating and diagnosing damage to the nervous system is complicated and complex. Many of the same symptoms occur in different combinations among the different disorders.

Neurological Exam

A neurological exam may be performed with instruments, such as lights and reflex hammers, and usually does not cause any pain to the patient.

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation is a physician-supervised program designed for people with diseases, trauma, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological rehabilitation can often improve function, reduce symptoms, and improve the well-being of the patient.