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Neurology

Neurology is the diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the nervous system. This can include diseases that impact the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

The Wilmslow Hospital can provide you with specialist neurologists from some of the best teaching hospital’s in the region. Our consultants will assist with the diagnosis and management of a number of neurological disorders.

We take a tailored approach to patient care, focussing on your specific needs. We understand that neurological conditions can be stressful to live with, so we work hard with our consultants to achieve the best possible treatment, be that the successful treatment of the cause of a condition, or taking the steps to effectively manage a neurological disorder, we aim to put patients in control of their condition.

Neurological symptoms

  • Poor memory
  • Headaches
  • Blackouts
  • Dizziness
  • Speech problems
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Limb weakness and numbness
  • Tremors
  • Bladder problems

Neurological conditions

  • Strokes
  • Spinal cord tumours
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neuropathies
  • Myopathies
  • Myasthenia (Disorders of the neuromuscular junction)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Migraines
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia
  • Concussion

Our consultants take a detailed neurological history and examination, coupled with appropriate specialised investigations, including neurophysiological testing.

Some of these tests can include testing the electrical functions of the brain, spinal cord and the nerves located in different limbs and muscle groups. There are two different types of testing which can be used to do this;

Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies (EMG & NCS)

These tests evaluate the function of the peripheral nervous system. They are particularly useful in diagnosing problems within neurophysiology, such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome –nerve compression in the hands, causing pain or a loss of sensation
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome – muscle weakness, numbness and tingling in the face and limbs, which can increase in severity
  • Nerve injuries – damage to nerves that send signals around the body, which can cause pain or difficulty in regulating movement
  • Peripheral neuropathy – damage to nerves, which can impede movement or cause a lack of sensation in limbs
  • Ulnar neuropathy – tingling in the hands and arm caused by pressure or fluid around the Ulnar nerve

These tests also help to confirm any evidence of nerve root lesions (cervical and lumbar radiculopathy) and muscle disorders.

Electroencephalography (EEG)

An EEG assesses brain function and helps to diagnose neurophysiology disorders, such as dementia and epilepsy. It also helps when monitoring coma patients and for checking brain function after head injuries or cerebral hypoxia.

These tests help with diagnosis and help to pinpoint the location and cause of neurological disturbances. From this diagnosis a decision can be made about the patient needing surgery. If this is the case the patient is referred to a neurosurgeon.

Need help with your booking?

If you have private medical cover, our friendly business office team can liaise with your insurance company on your behalf, arranging everything you need to start your treatment with us.

If you are self-funding your treatment, our team can provide pricing details for your consultations, diagnostics and procedures and book your appointment too.

Talk to us

Have a question? You can talk to someone on our friendly team by phone 01625 545 036 or contact us online.

Referring a patient

If you are a medical professional looking to refer your patient to us, you can write a referral letter to us and if you know the consultant that you would like your patient to see, please outline this on the letter. We also accept unnamed referrals. In this case our team will assign the most appropriate consultant to suit your patient’s needs. You then either email your referral letter to us on thewilmslowhospital@hcahealthcare.co.uk or fax it to us on 01625 545 099

 

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