Neurological disorders are the leading cause of disability around the world. At Vantage Medical Associates, P.C. in Far Rockaway, New York, the expert team provides neurology testing and treatment for many of the most common neurological symptoms and disorders. If you’re experiencing balance issues, numbness, weakness, or any other symptom of a neurological problem, call Vantage Medical Associates PC today or request an appointment online.
Neurology focuses on the health of your brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Your central nervous system includes the brain, brain stem, and spinal cord. Your peripheral nervous system consists of the other nerves throughout your body.
When working as it should, this system is responsible for your thoughts, sensations, movements, and bodily functions. Neurological disorders can affect the system’s functions. Some signs of a neurological problem are:
You should report symptoms like these in detail to your Vantage Medical Associates PC doctor. Be sure to include how long you’ve had them, whether there are behaviors that make them worse, and how severe they are.
The team at Vantage Medical Associates PC diagnoses and treats common and uncommon neurological disorders. Their specialties include:
A stroke happens when a part of your brain loses its oxygen supply. This can be caused by a blood clot or a hemorrhage. The effects of a stroke depend on the exact place in your brain that isn’t getting the blood it needs to function correctly. A ministroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), causes similar symptoms and is often a warning sign of a future stroke.
MS affects the central nervous system. It's caused by your immune system attacking the myelin sheath, a fatty insulating layer around your nerves. Without the myelin sheath, your nerves can suffer permanent damage.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition. It gets worse over time. Its primary symptoms are memory loss, disorientation, and confusion.
Fibromyalgia is a misunderstood nervous system disorder that boosts pain signals. It can cause you to feel widespread pain without any apparent cause. It can also cause fatigue and sleep issues.
Migraine is a disorder that gives you debilitating headaches and sensory symptoms. During a migraine, you might experience intense light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and dizziness.
Vantage Medical Associates PC treats your neurological condition based on the part of your nervous system it affects and your symptoms. Many treatments can slow the progression of neurological disease or reduce its effects. Your individualized plan can include:
Before you start treatment and throughout your care at Vantage Medical Associates PC, the team dies neurological exams that test your reflexes, coordination, and strength. They might also recommend other brain and nerve function tests, like an electroencephalogram (EEG) or electromyography (EMG).