The Department of Neurology at Aster Medcity is a dynamic and integrated center of excellence, uniting the expertise of neurology, neuropsychology, and psychiatry to offer comprehensive care for intricate neurological challenges. With a rich clinical heritage, we specialize in diagnosing and managing a wide spectrum of neurological conditions, ranging from strokes and brain traumas to epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and neck and spine disorders. As a premier neuro hospital in Kerala, we are committed to delivering the highest quality medical care and fostering well-being.
Collaborative Expertise: Our department brings together a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals from neurology, neuropsychology, and psychiatry. This collaborative approach ensures that each patient benefits from a holistic evaluation and treatment plan, addressing not only the physical aspects but also the psychological and cognitive dimensions of their condition.
Comprehensive Care: With a wealth of experience, we have a proven track record of successfully managing a broad range of neurological disorders. From acute cases such as strokes and brain traumas to chronic conditions like epilepsy, Parkinson's, and multiple sclerosis, we offer tailored treatment strategies to suit the individual needs of each patient.
Cutting-Edge Diagnostics: Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities. We employ cutting-edge imaging technologies and diagnostic techniques to accurately assess neurological conditions, facilitating precise diagnoses and enabling us to create the most effective treatment plans.
Advanced Treatment Options: Our experts are well-versed in the latest advancements in neurological care. We offer a range of advanced treatment options, including medical interventions, surgical procedures, and innovative therapies, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care to address their unique conditions.
Restoring Quality of Life: At the heart of our mission is the aspiration to help patients regain their quality of life. Our comprehensive approach aims not only to heal the complexities of the brain and nervous system but also to support patients in returning to the activities they love and achieving their life goals.
Emphasis on Mental Health: We recognize that neurological conditions often impact mental health and overall well-being. Our department is dedicated to addressing the emotional and psychological aspects of neurological disorders through collaboration with our psychiatric and neuropsychological experts, ensuring a holistic healing experience.
The Department of Neurology at Aster Medcity stands as a beacon of excellence, embracing innovation, compassion, and a patient-centered approach. Our ultimate objective is to enhance mental health, restore well-being, and provide top-tier medical care for patients facing diverse neurological challenges. We are here to guide you on your journey to healing and a fulfilling life.
We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.
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Why test sudomotor function?
A sudomotor function test is a quick and reliable way of identifying certain types of neuropathies. The presently available tests detect only 50-60% of neuropathies. This test helps the clinician to identify small fiber neuropathies and improve diagnostic accuracy.
What are the types of neurological disorders?
Neurological disorders are differentiated based on the following:
- Genetic defects: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and epilepsy can run in families.
- Anatomic or structural defects: Bell's palsy, cervical spondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Degenerative changes due to age: stroke, dementia, precipitation of Parkinson's.
- Blood supply issues(vascular) like brain damage, memory loss, and vascular dementia.
- Cancer: paraneoplastic disorders of the nervous tissues can cause problems like loss of consciousness, loss of muscle movement, thinking, memory, and sensory perception.
- Injuries and trauma related: can be due to physical(acute spinal cord injury, ALS, Ataxia) or emotional trauma(adverse childhood experiences can precipitate neurological symptoms).
- Infections: several viral infections can cause neurological disorders like meningitis, encephalitis, chickenpox, and polio.
- Seizure disorders: epilepsy.
Are all neurological disorders incurable?
Neurological disorders hamper the quality of life, are severe, and can be fatal. Though most are still incurable, many treatment outcomes depend on causative factors. With advanced medical procedures and palliative care, many symptoms can be improved and reversed in some cases.
What role does the spine play in neurological disorders?
Your spine connects your limbs and lower body to the brain with the help of nerve fibers and nervous tissue. Any damage to the spine can cause neurological disorders and vice versa. Spinal cord disorders have the potential to cause long-term & severe neurological issues.
What is a neurological disorder?
In medical terms, a neurological disorder can be defined as a disease, abnormality, or disorder affecting the brain, nerves, spinal cord, or nervous tissue present anywhere in the body. These disorders involve all electrical, biochemical, and structural problems related to the organs of the nervous system.
When to go to a neuro physician?
Symptoms that persist for a long time need to be reviewed by a neuro physician like
- Severe or chronic headaches.
- Chronic pain in the body which is not of skeletal origin.
- Dizziness or problems with body balance.
- Chronic numbness or tingling in feet, fingers, wrists, etc
- Mild tremors or chronic twitching of muscles.
- Confused thoughts, random train of thoughts, memory problems.
Neurological disorder vs mental illness/disorder?
Neurological disorders are caused due to malfunction or damage to the central/ peripheral nervous system.
Mental illnesses or disorders are manifestations of disturbed behavioral issues and emotional problems.
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