Neurologist/Neurology (derived from Greek words neuron – “nerve” and logia – “science“). Is the science of the illnesses of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral nervous system (peripheral nerves and muscles). The border to the psychiatry is partly fluent. In other words, the neurology deals more with the hardware, the psychiatry more with the software.
Neurological diseases may present with a variety of symptoms for example weakness and paralysis, numbness, tingling and sensory loss, gait and balance disorders, dizziness and vertigo, syncope’s and fainting, disorders of vision, smell, taste and hearing, dysphagia, disorders of speech, memory loss and confusion and at least headache, back and neck pain.
To figure out the reasons for disturbance, the two most important tools used for a neurologist are the detailed patient’s history and the neurological assessment. Depending on the clinical manifestation. Different investigations follow for example neurophysiologic studies as nerve conduction velocity, electromyography, evoked potentials and electroencephalography, MRI of brain and spine or laboratory. Apart from this, close collaboration is done with the eye specialist, ENT specialist, dentist, cardiologist, and psychiatrist.
Most neurological diseases can be treated conservatively, that means with medications, physiotherapy, ergotherapy, logotherapy and lifestyle modifications. The patient is always seen holistic. If conservatively treatment fails or is not a first-line treatment, the patient is referred to Neurosurgeon.
Neurology Department at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Hospital
The Neurology department at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Centre involves a team of experienced professionals making efforts for the health benefits of the children and adolescents with brain, nerves or muscles disorders.
Our hospital provides complete diagnosis and management for a variety of neurological disorders namely, epilepsy, pediatric stroke, neonatal neurology, brain tumor, and other developmental disorders. The neurophysiology section assists in EEG (electroencephalogram) monitoring, video EEG monitoring (VEM) and nerve conduction studies.
We have an extensive team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, speech therapists, physiotherapists, neuropsychologists, EEG and VEM technologists and social workers.
In addition to the expertise mentioned above, our able neurosurgeons at Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital and Medical Centre are also experienced in following health conditions;