How Can a Neurologist Help Me?

Neurologists can help interpret a wide range of neurological symptoms - for example headache, blackouts, seizures, weakness or sensory disturbances such as odd pins and needles or numbness - which may cause concern.

They can help determine whether a particular symptom - such as headache - is due to a disorder of the nervous system or is more likely to be secondary to another cause (such as arthritis or neck spasm.

Where a symptom arises from the nervous system - a neurologist can very often treat the underlying problem and offer suggestions and medicines to achieve symptom relief. Neurologists work closely with neurosurgeons if it is seen that an operation is likely to help.

If the symptom is due to a non-neurological cause, neurologists work closely with experts in the relevant specialism - either by direct referral or sharing care.