Nervous system disorders such as epilepsy, migraines, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease can be frightening and disruptive, but thankfully they can be managed. At Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Forest Hills, board-certified neurologist Kyra Blatt, MD, diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous system. To schedule an appointment if you’re in Queens or the greater New York City area, use the online booking feature or call the office directly today.
Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spine, and the nerves that connect them. When there’s a problem with your nervous system, you may have difficulty moving around, speaking normally, swallowing, breathing, or learning new things. Neurological conditions can also affect your memory, senses, and mood.
Common neurological conditions include:
A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain that can cause symptoms like loss of consciousness, confusion, and involuntary movements. Epilepsy describes a group of conditions that cause recurring seizures.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the brain and spinal cord that affects the way your brain communicates with the rest of your body, causing symptoms such as vision problems, pain, fatigue, and difficulty with mobility and balance.
A stroke happens when the supply of blood to your brain is cut off, depriving your brain of oxygen and nutrients. Though a stroke is a medical emergency requiring immediate attention, Dr. Blatt helps you recover after a stroke.
Parkinson’s disease is a condition that develops slowly and causes a loss of control over movement and bodily functions. Symptoms include tremors, muscle stiffness, and bradykinesia, or an extreme slowness of movement, which may present as a loss of facial expressions. Parkinson’s can also disrupt mood, sleep, and digestion.
If you have frequent, severe headaches, you may need to see a neurologist, especially if the headaches don’t respond to over-the-counter pain medication. Chronic headache disorders such as cluster headaches and migraines require more advanced treatment, including prescription medication and injectable anesthetics.
With treatment, including medication and lifestyle changes, you can manage the symptoms and slow the progression of many neurological conditions.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, consider scheduling an appointment with Dr. Blatt to determine if a neurological condition is a cause:
To schedule a neurology appointment with Dr. Blatt at Medex Diagnostic & Treatment Center, call the office or use the online booking feature today.