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Neurology

Neurology

Neurology treatment abroad can help you to locate specialist centres overseas. Neurology is the medical specialty that investigates, diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system. There are three areas that make up this area; these are the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. The central nervous system encompasses the brain and spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system connects limbs and organs, and the autonomic nervous system encompasses senses and motor skills. This also includes their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue (such as muscle).

Some of the more common conditions that impact on the nervous system are behavioural/cognitive syndromes, epilepsy, headache disorders (migraine, cluster headaches, tension headaches), traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative and movement disorders (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases), sleep disorders, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, meningitis, spinal cord disorders (tumours, infections, trauma), as well as speech and language disorders.

Common neurology procedures

The neurology treatment category includes imaging tools for diagnostics, such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and also a long list of treatments and neurosurgical procedures. For example, radiosurgery using a gamma knife is used for treating tumours, and endovascular surgery for the treatment of aneurysms. There is also the vagal nerve stimulator to treat epilepsy and ulnar nerve compression.

Destinations

For a full list of available destinations for neurology treatment please see the search box to the right.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on neurology at:

American Neurological Association - www.aneuroa.org

Touch Neurology - www.touchneurology.com

European Association of Neurooncology - www.eano.eu

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Page last updated: Wednesday, 14th September 2011