If you’ve been referred to a neurologist in Bonita Springs, FL, or are considering seeking a diagnosis, you probably have an issue with your nervous system. Neurologists treat brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle disorders. There are over 600 neurological conditions currently recognized, including strokes, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Getting help from a neurologist can help cut down on the chronic pain that often accompanies neurological disorders, and can help you improve your overall quality of life. Here’s what to expect when you visit a neurologist.
Conditions a neurologist can diagnose and treat
Neurologists treat conditions related to the nervous system, whether they involve your brain and spinal cord or your peripheral nerves and muscles. Some of the most common conditions we treat at Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology/ Feel Amazing Institute include peripheral neuropathy, back pain, Sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain and spinal injury, balance problems, vertigo, dizziness, headaches, and pinched nerves.
Preliminary examination and diagnosis
Before you can receive treatment, your chiropractic neurologist will perform a thorough examination. This will determine where the neurological disorder comes from and which disorder(s) you may have. This includes non-invasive, pain-free tests of your reflexes, strength, ability to feel touch, temperature, or vibration, coordination and balance.
Once the preliminary examination is finished, your neurologist will likely know which conditions you have. Then they can help outline a plan for treatment.
Peripheral neuropathy treatment
Peripheral neuropathy is a common disorder that can result in weakness, limited muscle movement, numbness and pain. This is due to damage in the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
If you’re diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy, your neurologist may recommend low-level infrared light therapy, electrical therapies, vibration therapies, or regenerative medicine including stem cell allografts, PRP, or ozone therapy. This treatment helps improve circulation and allows the damaged nerve endings to heal on their own. Your neurologist may also recommend treatments to improve balance, circulation, nerve function and the brain-body connection.
What to expect from treatment
Generally, patients who undergo neurology treatment may experience a reduction in pain, increased balance and coordination and better range of movement. They may also notice reduction in swelling, inflammation, spasms, cramps, numbness and tingling. Many patients are also able to reduce their dependence on pain medications.
Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology/ Feel Amazing Institute is happy to work with your insurance. Costs vary depending on which diagnosis you receive, how long the treatment will last and what kind of treatment you receive. Your insurance company may cover all, part or none of the cost of treatment. However, many patients with peripheral neuropathy start to feel a difference in as little as two weeks.
To find out more about treatments, diagnoses and cost, call Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology/ Feel Amazing Institute today. Let an experienced chiropractor neurologist in Naples, FL help you take control of your disorder and get you the relief you need!
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