Neurological

Our highly experienced and competent neurologists deal with a wide range of diseases of the nervous system which include Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and strokes. They treat both adults and children and have built international reputations in this field.

The nervous system

Neurology is the area of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of a range of disorders of the nervous system.

The nervous system is a complex network of cells, known as neurons which transmit signals to various organs and parts of the body. It is separated into two smaller systems: the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system.

The central nervous system is the largest system. It contains the brain and spinal cord.

The peripheral nervous system refers to other structures, i.e. nerves, which are not found within the central nervous system. The peripheral nervous system is further divided into the ‘somatic’ and ‘autonomic’ nervous systems. The autonomic nervous system contains two sub-sections – ‘parasympathetic’ and ‘sympathetic’.

The nervous system works in conjunction with the endocrine system to maintain equilibrium within the body.

Types of neurological diseases

We treat the more common neurological diseases which include:

  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Serious brain injury
  • Brain tumour
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Migraine
  • Neuralgia
  • Cerebral Palsy

Treatment for neurological diseases

Treatment depends upon the type of disease but options include medication, surgery, lifestyle changes, alternative/complimentary therapies and rehabilitation.