Consultation of a neurologist in Ternopil
Neurology is a medical field that studies the work, functions, pathology of the human nervous system and methods of treating neurological disorders. A neurologist diagnoses, treats, prevents relapses of the nervous system diseases.
The most common diseases in Ukraine are neurological, the frequency of which, unfortunately, has increased significantly in recent years. In 2014, more than 5 million people with neurological diseases were registered in Ukraine, i.e. more than 10% of the country's population. In 7 years, the number of such patients has almost doubled. It should be noted that this trend is observed worldwide. The prevalence of the nervous system diseases is progressively increasing in both developed and developing countries. In the structure of neurological pathology, vascular diseases of the brain, infectious and demyelinating lesions of the nervous system (in particular, multiple sclerosis), diseases of the peripheral nervous system and others are the most relevant and socially significant.
When is it time to visit a neurologist?
The insidiousness of neurological pathology is that sometimes its symptoms are similar to those of other diseases. The most common reasons for consulting a neurologist are headache, back pain and neuralgia. However, you should also make an appointment with a doctor if you have the following symptoms:
- double vision;
- impaired memory and concentration;
- speech and/or swallowing disorders;
- weakness in the arm and/or in the leg;
- impaired coordination of movements;
- fluctuations in blood pressure;
- sleep disorders;
- pain in the neck, chest, lumbar or sacral spine;
- trembling or numbness of the extremities;
- tachycardia, shortness of breath;
- rapid fatigue, irritability, emotional lability;
- panic attacks.
Preventive examinations by a neurologist are recommended for sedentary lifestyle, sedentary work and hard physical work.
What is the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases?
After speaking to the patient and listening to complaints and symptoms, the neurologist conducts an examination using special neurological tests. They will make preliminary conclusions about the work of the nervous system: reflexes, response to stimuli, sensitivity, and cranial nerve function.
To clarify the diagnosis and determine the causes of neurological pathology, the doctor may also prescribe additional diagnostics:
- dopplerography of the vessels of the head and neck;
- computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
- encephalography, electroneuromyography;
- electro or echocardiography and others.
Based on the results of examinations, an individual treatment program is assigned. Usually neurologists have to treat such diseases and conditions as:
- spinal hernias;
- multiple sclerosis;
- Alzheimer's disease;
- Parkinson's disease;
- back pain;
- cognitive disorders;
- polyneuropathy of different genesis, etc.
In addition, the neurologist helps to eliminate emotional and behavioural disorders, draws up a rehabilitation program after a stroke. He is also responsible for the prevention of vascular diseases of the nervous system and their consequences.
A comprehensive approach is used to solve neurological problems: medical therapy is combined with therapeutic physical education, physiotherapy, massage and innovative treatments.
Some cases, such as back or joint pain, also require manual therapy (so-called hand treatment). This technique is one of the oldest in modern medicine. With the help of manipulations aimed at certain muscles, segments of the spine or joints, a chiropractor can relieve pain.
In the treatment of neurological diseases and rehabilitation after them, the use of shock wave therapy is effective. It is a hardware method, which consists in the point effect of the shock wave of infrasound. It helps not only in pain reducing, but also in tissue regeneration.
A revolutionary method of treatment in neurology is Kinesio Taping – the application of a special elastic patch that regulates muscle contraction, reduces pain sensitivity and improves blood microcirculation.
Viasan Neurology: choose the best
Experienced neurologists of the Viasan Medical Centre continue to improve their professional qualities and skills in the most prestigious Ukrainian and European medical institutions, using the latest methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neurological disorders, aim to provide patients all medical services in one place until their full recovery.
Individual approach, innovative equipment, high professionalism of medical staff, compliance with international standards of service quality for each patient are the main value of the Viasan Medical Centre.