When Should You See a Neurologist for Specialized Care?
Neurologists provide care for a range of conditions that impact the brain, from stroke to epilepsy and migraines. Their specialized knowledge means that they can deliver treatments that are outside the scope of your primary care physician’s work. When should you seek a physician referral to a neurologist? Here are some signs that you could benefit from neurology care.
You Have Chronic, Severe Headaches
Everyone gets an occasional headache, and most people do not require medical care. However, if you experience headaches on a regular basis, especially severe ones that interfere with your daily life, then a neurologist may be able to help. Talk to your physician if you get more than two headaches per week or if your headaches are accompanied by other conditions such as nausea or blurry vision. Your physician may refer you to a neurologist to determine if there is an underlying neurological condition that is triggering your pain.
You Have Had a Stroke
Neurologists play an important role in treating acute stroke symptoms, but their care doesn’t stop when the immediate crisis is over. They can help patients recover from strokes and learn how to control their future stroke risks.
You Have Multiple Sclerosis
If your physician has diagnosed you with multiple sclerosis, then he or she will refer you to a neurologist to help manage the condition. Neurologists work closely with patients with MS to find personalized treatment plans to control symptoms and reduce flare-ups. Your neurologist may also be able to help you find support groups, clinical medical trials, and other resources to help you cope.
The Nevada Neurosciences Institute at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides advanced care for patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including those in need of emergency stroke care. Whether you’re having stroke symptoms or suffering from chronic migraines, we can help. Call our Las Vegas hospital at (702) 233-5300 for more information.