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Neurology

Internal Medicine, Neurology Specialists, Urologists & Psychiatry located in Stockton, CA

Neurology

Neurology services offered in Stockton, CA

Neurology is an area of medicine that specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nervous system. Touro University Medical Group, with locations in Stockton, California, is a group medical practice dedicated to providing outstanding medical services to the community it serves. Our team of physicians includes experts in neurology. To learn more about neurology at Touro University Medical Group, call our office or book an appointment online today.

Neurology Q & A

What is neurology?

Neurology is a branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats conditions that affect the nervous system — brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Your nervous system is a complex network of organs, tissues, and cells that use electrical and chemical signals to deliver messages to and from your brain.

Your nervous system consists of your central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and your peripheral nervous system (all the nerves that travel from your spinal cord to the rest of your body). Your nervous system controls how you think, feel, and move.

Neurological conditions may affect any part of the nervous system. Neurology at Touro University Medical Group aims to find the source of your symptoms to get you an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

What does neurology treat?

Neurology treats any condition that affects the structure or function of your brain, spinal cord, or nerves. Some common neurological conditions include:

  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Concussions
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Stroke
  • Tremor

Neurology may also treat mental and behavioral health disorders. Our team at Touro University Medical Group also includes psychiatrists who work closely with the neurologists and internal medicine physicians in order to provide well-rounded care for all of our patients.

When do I need to see a specialist in neurology?

Your physician may recommend you see a neurology specialist if you have symptoms that suggest you may have a neurological condition. Your physician may also refer you specifically for a nerve conduction study and EMG (electromyogram) for evaluation of symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness. 

Because these conditions can affect any part of the nervous system, anywhere in the body, neurological conditions cause a wide range of symptoms. Some examples of symptoms that require a neurology specialist include changes in memory, seizures, muscle weakness, or problems with balance or walking. 

What happens during a neurology evaluation?

The neurology team at Touro University Medical Group conducts a thorough history and physical when you come in for an evaluation. We review your medical history, ask about symptoms, and perform tests to assess your mental status, coordination, and reflexes.

Our team may also request diagnostic tests such as electroencephalography (EEG) to diagnose seizures or nerve conduction studies (NCS) to assess nerve-to-muscle communication. 

The goal of your evaluation is to confirm or rule out a diagnosis and develop an appropriate treatment plan. 

Touro University Medical Group provides comprehensive health services to meet a wide range of health needs. Call our office or schedule your neurology appointment online today.