Neurology Specialists - Fall River, MA | Neurologist Near Tiverton, RI
Neurology is a wide field of medicine covering a variety of conditions. In fact, researchers at UCSF have identified more than 600 disorders affecting the brain and central autonomic nervous systems.
Neurological care requires exceptional knowledge and experience, and patients with neurological concerns can put their trust in our neurology clinic at Prima CARE. Each of our five specialized providers is board-certified and trained to provide accurate diagnoses and expert treatment. Our team of neurologists includes:
FAQs on Neurology
What Does A Neurologist Do?
A neurologist specializes in the treatment of disorders affecting the brain, nervous system and spinal cord. Some of the most common neurological disorders we see at Prima CARE include:
- Headache disorders, including chronic migraines
- Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
- Seizure disorders such as epilepsy
- Neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Central nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Sleep disorders
How Do You Diagnose A Neurological Disorder?
The state-of-the-art testing and laboratory services offered at Prima CARE allow our team to perform several types of tests to determine if your condition is neurological. The two most common neurological tests are:
- Electroencephalograms (EEGs), used to record electrical waves emitted by the brain and diagnose seizures and stroke.
- Electromyograms (EMGs), where mild electrical stimulus is applied to your body to track nerve and muscle function in that area.
Can A Neurologist Treat My Sleep Disorder?
Several of our neurologists at Prima CARE have a subspecialty in sleep medicine. These experts can help diagnose a variety of sleep disorders, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Circadian rhythm disorders
- Sleep-related movement disorders
Can A Neurologist Perform Surgery?
Neurologists do not perform surgery. However, a neurologist can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and refer you to a neurosurgeon if surgery is the best option. During either a scheduled or emergency neurology appointment, your neurologist will always work alongside you to develop an individualized plan that works for your needs, regardless of whether or not surgery is required.