Neurology at Lotus Diagnostic Centre
Our team of Neurologists at Lotus Diagnostic manage and treat neurological conditions, or problems with the nervous system. Symptoms that commonly affect a patient of neurology include:
- coordination problems
- muscle weakness
- a change in sensation
People who are having problems with their senses, such as touch, vision, or smell, may also need to see a neurologist. Problems with senses are sometimes caused by nervous system disorders. Neurologists also see patients with:
- seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
- multiple sclerosis
- neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis
- infections of the nervous system, including encephalitis, meningitis, or brain abscesses
- neurodegenerative disorders, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease
- spinal cord disorders, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders
- headaches, such as cluster headaches, and migraine.
Why Choose Lotus?
The team of specialists at Lotus Diagnostic has the expertise and insights to detect neurological conditions and advise patients on the best possible approach to cure and management. Our multidisciplinary clinics offer easy access to specialists in neurology, oncology, cardiovascular, orthopaedics, and behavioural health supported by high end diagnostic capabilities, which enables us to offer comprehensive care to our patients.
Neurologists at Lotus Diagnostic treat a full range of common neurological disorders, including:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Back pain
- Bell’s palsy
- Birth defects of the brain and spinal cord
- Brain injury
- Brain tumour
- Cerebral palsy
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Disk disease of neck and lower back
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Headaches and migraines
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Neuromuscular and related diseases
- Parkinson’s disease
- Psychiatric conditions (severe depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal deformity and disorders
- Spine tumour
When Should You Visit a Neurologist
A headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraine headaches are sometimes preceded by warning symptoms. Triggers include hormonal changes, certain food and drink, stress and exercise. Emotional triggers: Stress, depression, anxiety, excitement, and shock can trigger a migraine. Physical causes: Tiredness and insufficient sleep, shoulder or neck tension, poor posture, and physical overexertion have all been linked to migraines. Low blood sugar and jet lag can also act as triggers.
Migraine headaches can cause throbbing in one particular area that can vary in intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms. Preventive and pain-relieving medication can help manage migraine headaches.
A disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures.
Epilepsy may occur as a result of a genetic disorder or an acquired brain injury, such as a trauma or stroke. During a seizure, a person experiences abnormal behaviour, symptoms and sensations, sometimes including loss of consciousness. There are few symptoms between seizures. Epilepsy is usually treated by medication and in some cases by surgery, devices or dietary changes.
A disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors.
Nerve cell damage in the brain causes dopamine levels to drop, leading to the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s often starts with a tremor in one hand. Other symptoms are slow movement, stiffness and loss of balance. Medication can help control the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Stroke is one among the common neurological presentation.Awareness of clinical features is must for common person – facial deviation, slurred speech, weakness of limbs, loss of consciousness. Early identification makes difference in outcome. It needs timely intervention and rehabilitation for best outcome. It changes quality of life for individuals.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. In MS, resulting nerve damage disrupts communication between the brain and the body.
Multiple sclerosis causes many different symptoms, including vision loss, pain, fatigue and impaired coordination. The symptoms, severity and duration can vary from person to person. Some people may be symptom free for most of their lives, while others can have severe, chronic symptoms that never go away. Physiotherapy and medication that suppress the immune system can help with symptoms, and slow disease progression.
Dementia is a clinical syndrome that manifests itself through progressive cognitive decline, where in the individual’s ability to functions normally is compromised gradually. There are noticeable changes in the way they understand or do not understand what happens around them. This leads to variation in how the function and behave after the onset on dementia.
This cognitive impairment impacts at least two key brain functions, memory and judgement. A person with dementia may demonstrate symptoms such as forgetfulness, limited interpersonal ability and reduced thinking abilities that impact decision making at the very core.
Key Procedures at Lotus
During your first appointment with a neurologist, they’ll likely perform a physical exam and a neurological exam. A neurological exam will test muscle strength, reflexes, and coordination.
Since different disorders can have similar symptoms, your neurologist may need more testing to make a diagnosis. Neurologists may recommend a variety of procedures to help diagnose or treat a condition.