Neurology is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on issues with the brain and brain stem, including:
- Autoimmune disorders that affect the brain and nervous system
- Neuropathy, numbness and tingling of different body parts that are initiated in the brain
- Neuro-related back pain
- Facial pain
- Occipital neuralgia
- Brain bleeds
Neurologists understand the complex anatomy of the brain and are trained to follow the neural pathways to get to a diagnosis. Diagnosing neurological conditions starts with a detailed patient history to find the origin and specific symptoms of the patient’s condition and can include diagnostic imaging such as CT scans and MRIs.
Once diagnosed, treatment will vary by patient and condition and can include medications (preventive and therapeutic), vitamins and supplements, physical therapy, cognitive therapy to identify and modify trigger response, nerve blocks, trigger point injections and BOTOX injections which have been proven effective in treating migraines.
Specialists in Headache Pain
UM Capital Region Health Medical Group specializes in determining the cause of and treating primary and secondary headaches. Secondary headaches can include those that result from other systemic medical disorders and diseases as well as some treatment protocols such as chemotherapy.
Headache disorders are an under-treated area of neurology, but one where effective treatment can have a significant and often immediate positive impact on a person's life. That’s why UM Capital Region Health Medical Group has created a specialized headache clinic to help patients who suffer from chronic headache pain.