Neurology consists of the words 'neuron' meaning nerve and 'logia' meaning working. The nervous system can be described as the wires and networks that transmit impulses from the brain to the organs and from the organs to the brain.
In previous years, neurology was called asabiye, because it is the Arabic equivalent of 'asab'. While the doctor specialized in the field of Neurology is called a Neurologist or a neurologist, the specialist doctors performing surgical procedures in this field are named as Brain and Nerve Surgeon.
Neurological disease symptoms
Many people have doubts as to which department to go to about their complaint. While consulting family physicians, he starts researches with his illness. Since neurology and neurological diseases are not well known by people, sometimes patients can apply to a neurologist very late. For these diseases, it may be necessary to consult a neurologist:
Headache, Dizziness, Numbness and weakness in hands, arms and legs and feet, Fainting, Visual disturbances, Involuntary movements, contractions, Diving attacks, Gait disorders, Shaking hands, Droopy eyelids, Face numbness and deformity, Forgetfulness, Behavior changes , Sleep disorders, Paralysis states, Back and neck pains
If a neurological disease or disorder is suspected, first of all, the patient's detailed history is taken and a physical examination is performed. Imaging tests such as Computed tomography (CT), Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or Positron emission tomography (PET) can also be used if necessary.
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