Associated Orthopaedics offers some of the best neurology services in the area. Our team of highly trained specialists can provide a wide range of neurological care, from diagnosing to treating conditions. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our patients receive the best possible care. In addition, we offer a variety of services specifically designed to meet the needs of our patients.
When to See a Neurologist
Neurologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system. This includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can be caused by injuries, infections, or other conditions.
Many people with neurological disorders experience:
- Persistent headaches or migraines
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Weakness or paralysis in any part of the body
- Changes in vision, hearing, or other senses
- Difficulty speaking or swallowing
- Impaired balance or coordination
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Seizures or convulsions
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don't delay in seeking medical attention. A neurologist will be able to evaluate your symptoms and determine if there is an underlying condition that needs to be treated.
Conditions We Treat
At Associated Orthopaedics, we treat a wide range of neurological conditions. Some of the neurological conditions we treat include migraines, headaches, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy.
Botox is most known for its cosmetic uses, but it can also be helpful for people who suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. The active ingredient in Botox, botulinum toxin, works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles in the face. Botox can help to relieve tension headaches and migraines by relaxing the muscles in the head and neck.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disorder of the central nervous system in which the myelin sheath, the protective covering around nerve cells, is damaged. This damage leads to a deterioration of the nerves and eventually to the impairment of various bodily functions. Early symptoms of MS may include:
- Weakness in one or more limbs
- Blurred or double vision
As the disease progresses, patients may experience complete paralysis, incontinence, and mental disorders such as depression. There is no known cure for MS, though there are treatments available that can help to slow its progression and alleviate symptoms.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement. The symptoms are caused by the death of cells in certain areas of the brain, which leads to a loss of dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical that helps to control movement. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease typically develop slowly and worsen over time. The most common symptoms include:
- Slowness of movement
- Difficulty with balance and coordination
Parkinson’s disease can also cause non-motor symptoms, such as depression and anxiety.
Whether you are seeking treatment for a condition or looking to prevent an injury, Associated Orthopaedics can provide the care you need.
Neurology Services in Kingsport, TN
Contact our specialists at Associated Orthopaedics in Kingsport, Tennessee, today at (423) 245-3161. For your convenience you can also schedule an appointment online.