When To Visit A Neurologist

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Whether you have headaches, pains in the neck or back aches, these are some of the signs that you should see one of the neurology specialists Houston offices offer. There are neurologists in other cities as well if you don’t live in the Houston area. Some of the signs that would trigger a need to see this type of doctor are not always prominent. They could lay in wait for several months or years until there is a great deal of pain that takes over the body.

Headaches are the most common reason as to why you should see a neurologist. Many people experience headaches, but when they are associated with nausea or vomiting or pain at the base of the skull, then there could be an underlying issue present. If a headache can’t be relieved with medications or it comes on in a sudden manner, then it’s best to see a doctor.

If you’ve ever stood up and felt dizzy or tried to lay down only to discover that there is a feeling of the room spinning, then you should consider seeing a neurologist. This is often a symptom of vertigo. There are also conditions that affect the balance. A neurologist can treat all of these conditions with medications while offering a few tips on how to slowly move around during the day, which can help to relieve dizziness.

Numbness can be triggered by a decreased blood flow in the body. It could be because of a pinched nerve or a distortion of an artery or vein. Feelings of numbness could also be an indication of a stroke that has occurred. A sign that you should pay attention to is if the numbness is only on one side of the body. You should also look at how long the numbness has been present. Feelings of weakness should also be noted, especially if you are unable to use a part of the body because of a lack of muscle control or a lack of strength. Being clumsy or unintentional jerks and movements are also signs that you should see a neurologist as these could be symptoms of epilepsy or another intramuscular condition.

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16 thoughts on “When To Visit A Neurologist

  1. I work in an ED and we often refer patients to follow up with Neurologist. The one case that always must is a new onset seizure. With treatment, many times they can be controlled.

  2. Heed these tips! 8 times out of 10, there is something going on that your body is trying to alert you to! I know from experience & from other people I know that have had problems that they told me about while waiting for the Doc.

  3. This is some important information for all of us to follow. It is so important to see a doctor immediately if you have any signs or symptoms of a stroke. The quicker we receive care the better our chances are of a full recovery. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. I wish neurological and other testing was affordable or covered by insurance to start getting as part of your routine preventative health care. By the time you have an issue, you find you may have been able to do something about it sooner. Thanks for the post!

  5. Have a hard enough time trying to get any kind of real care for my scarred lungs (attic fire at 16) its impossible to get a doctor that doesnt say HERE take this asthma medicine that you just told me doesnt work at all…then the insurance is a horror story. I could write a book..

  6. I’ve been trying to get in to see a neurologist for my massive migraines but most of them get a little annoyed if you don’t have a referral. My insurance doesn’t require it, so what’s a girl to do? Hmph. Stew and have more migraines.

  7. I’ve found throughout my life that it is essential to listen to my body because I have two close friends who I lost due to cancer for they were incorrectly diagnosed but they knew they felt poorly and always talked with me about it. Sad yet true. Thank You for this article!

  8. Your post gives really good advice. Most people don’t think about their head when it comes to taking care of their health. Hopefully more can become aware of symptoms and warning signs so that way they can be a bit more informed.

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