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Neurology

Your Health. Your Hospital

Neurology is a branch of medicine concerning the disorders of the nervous system. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases involving the central and peripheral nervous system. The neurologists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital have extensive training and vast knowledge in this medical specialty, which should encourage you to visit our neurology department if you struggle with a disorder of the nervous system. After a complete health evaluation, we will assign you a correct and accurate diagnosis, followed by a personalized treatment plan.

A Comprehensive Approach

Our neurologists are permanently collaborating with licensed therapists whose expertise is vital for the successful management of your disorder. In the quest to find the most effective treatment for patients suffering from neurological disorders, neurology uses the findings of neuroscience, the scientific study of the nervous system. Because we place great emphasis on communication, our neurologists will actively listen to you so that they will gain a better understanding of the disorder you are struggling with. Afterward, they will order the necessary tests and exams you need to undergo in order to receive a precise diagnosis. Eventually, you will return home with a complete treatment plan that will alleviate your symptoms to a great extent. With effective treatment from our highly trained neurologists, your condition will improve considerably. Some of the most common neurological disorders that affect people worldwide and that our neurologists can efficiently treat are:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • back pain
  • Bell’s palsy
  • birth defects of the brain and spinal cord
  • brain aneurysm, brain injury, and tumor
  • cerebral palsy
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • concussion
  • dementia
  • disk disease of the neck and lower back
  • dizziness
  • epilepsy
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • migraines and headaches
  • movement disorders
  • multiple sclerosis
  • muscular dystrophy
  • neuralgia
  • neuropathy
  • neuromuscular and related diseases
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • psychiatric conditions
  • scoliosis
  • seizures
  • spinal cord injury
  • spinal disorders
  • stroke
  • vertigo

Multiple Tests and Exams for a Correct Diagnosis

While some neurological disorders are easy to diagnose, others require the patient to undergo multiple tests and exams for a precise diagnosis. At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, our neurologists will order the necessary diagnostic procedures for you so that we can find the exact cause of your suffering. The tests and exams that are usually employed for diagnosing neurological disorders include:

  • apomorphine testing
  • computerized tomography scanning
  • electroencephalography
  • epilepsy monitoring unit
  • electromyography and nerve conduction studies
  • emboli detection
  • fundus photography
  • genetic testing
  • intraoperative monitoring
  • lumbar puncture
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • nerve and muscle biopsy
  • nerve conduction studies and electromyography
  • neuropsychological testing
  • neurovascular ultrasound
  • optical coherence tomography
  • positron emission tomography
  • sleep studies
  • vasoreactivity testing
  • visual field testing

Whether you struggle with cluster headaches or with epilepsy, our neurologists will design a treatment plan that will cater to your specific needs so that you can enjoy a carefree life once again. Your health will be thoroughly evaluated by using state of the art technology in a warm and compassionate environment. For superior healthcare services, come to Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, which has been serving the community of Los Angeles since 1969.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your first visit to a neurologist can include imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, questions about your medical history and a neurological examination.

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Dementia is a term that includes different brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Lewy Body dementia, vascular dementias, and frontotemporal dementias.

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Headaches have many different causes, such as nervous system infections, medication side effects, tumors, head injuries, meningitis, hemorrhage, migraines, etc.

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A severe headache does not necessarily indicate a brain tumor. The most common way to identify a brain tumor is an MRI scan.

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Multiple sclerosis is a chronic condition and an autoimmune disease, in which our own immune system attacks the central nervous system.

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