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Neurology

Neurology (from Greek: νεῦρον, neuron, and the suffix -λογία -logia “study of”) is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. To be specific, neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system; or, the equivalent meaning, the autonomic nervous systems and the somatic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle.

Significant neurological diseases include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment
  • Stroke