Cervical Spondylitis: Symptoms, Treatment and Exercises
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Neurology is a speciality of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system includes the brain and the spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system is made up of the somatic and the autonomic nervous system. They play an important role in picking up sensory information from the peripheral organs like eyes, ears, etc., carrying the information to the brain, and controlling the nerves of the inner organs like the heart, digestive system, etc. A neurologist is a doctor who specializes in treating the conditions of the brain and spinal cord which includes Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, headache disorders, strokes etc.
With over 30 years of experience in neuroscience, Manipal hospital is one of the best neurology hospitals in Delhi which offers the world’s best comprehensive care for patients with a wide spectrum of neurological problems. With highly advanced state-of-the-art facilities, a dedicated multidisciplinary team of doctors, surgeons, neurologists in Delhi, nurses, and technicians handling neurological emergencies round the clock, a dedicated neuro intensive care unit, stroke unit, advanced lab and diagnostics with sophisticated equipment, etc., we offer a complete diagnosis and management of simple to challenging neurological disorders.
We offer a patient-centric and empathetic approach to treating all neurologic disorders ranging from a simple headache to complex cerebrovascular disorders using sophisticated equipment like 3-Tesla MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography) scans, and molecular diagnostics. Our highly skilled and experienced neurosurgeons use evidence-based treatment and a multidisciplinary approach in handling simple to the most complex surgeries like skull base surgery, microvascular surgery, cervical spinal surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, etc. with high success rates.
Manipal Hospital of Neurosciences is regarded as one of the best hospitals for brain stroke treatment in Delhi with a legacy of innovation and excellence. Manipal Hospital offers complete assessment and management for the entire spectrum of neurological problems.
After confirming stroke, a neurologist will prescribe a series of scans, tests, and examinations to identify the way a stroke has affected the neurological system. The standard battery of tests will include MRIs, CT scans, Ultrasound, blood draws, angiograms and echocardiograms. These tests will shed light on the severity of the stroke as well as the…
Whether you need to be admitted to our hospital for a serious neurological condition, or come in for a day procedure, our high precision diagnostic equipment help our neurology team to prescribe the best mode of treatment. That’s why patients trust Manipal Hospitals with precise diagnosis.
Our brain and spinal cord are surrounded by fluid called cerebrospinal fluid. Lumbar puncture is a procedure in which doctor collects a sample of cerebrospinal fluid which can be tested in the lab for diseases of the brain and spinal cord.
EEG or Electroencephalogram is a test that records the electrical activity of the brain and brain wave patterns.
EMG or Electromyography is an invasive diagnostic procedure to assess the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them (motor neurons). EMG results can reveal nerve dysfunction, muscle dysfunction or problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease of the brain that is characterized by dementia or loss of memory, behavioural changes, and loss of cognitive thinking, which eventually becomes severe affecting everyday simple tasks. The disease is named after Dr Alois Alzheimer who was the first person to notice some brain tissues changes like amyloid…
Nerves control the muscles in the body by electrical signals and this impulse make the muscles react in specific ways. NCS or Nerve Conduction Study is a non-invasive test which measures how well and how fast the nerves can send electrical signals.
Patients suffering from brain trauma or disease that requires round the clock monitoring and care are admitted into the neuro intensive care. The neuro ICU has a team of neurological specialists and nurses that are trained and experienced in providing intensive care to patients. They are equipped to detect and treat a number of neurological disorders…
Some of the common neurological disorders are of the spinal cord, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, epilepsy, and even insomnia.
A memory clinic is a place where people with neurological disorders are treated by neurologists and psychologists to improve their ability to function on a day to day basis. A major symptom of neurological diseases like dementia is the loss of memory that can severely affect an individual and those around them. Professional help after an early diagnosis…
Children are delicate and are the most important people for us. This is why our exclusive paediatric services offer comprehensive diagnosis and management for children who have disorders of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, or muscles. Our highly proficient team specializes in providing neurological care, individual consultations, and customised treatment…
Most strokes are acute and typically start suddenly and worsen rapidly. Sometimes a stroke may be preceded by a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a temporary stroke that reverses itself before it causes any lasting effects.
The dedicated premium lab at Manipal Hospital is equipped with powerful diagnostic intruments. The Electrophysiology lab boasts of high precision Electroencephalogram (EEG), video telemetry and Electromyography (EMG) scans. An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that measures and records the electrical activity of the brain. Here, electrical sensors…
The human mind is an intricate web of emotions, thoughts and behaviours. Similarly, the brain operates through electric signals that influence our actions. This intriguing combination is what our immensely talented neurologists and neuropsychologists at Manipal Hospitals handle on a daily basis.
Stroke Management: When your brain does not get sufficient blood supply, the brain cells die due to insufficient oxygen and nutrients, causing a stroke. On arrival in the hospital’s emergency room, your doctor will perform a physical and neurological examination, blood investigations, imaging tests like CT (computerized tomography) scan, MRI, cerebral angiograms, echocardiogram, etc., to determine the type of stroke, if the arteries are blocked, source of the blood clots, and to rule out other causes like tumour growth, etc. Emergency treatment includes administering medications intravenously to break down the clot, and certain endovascular procedures are performed as soon as possible. Specialized stroke care units are there with comprehensive care which includes rehabilitation and post-stroke care.
Alzheimer's Diseases: This is a progressive neurologic disorder caused by the death of the brain cells. Dementia, a decline in cognitive skills, behavioural disability, etc., are some signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and can affect a person's ability to function independently. If you are looking for Alzheimers disease treatment in Delhi then contact us immediately. We are working 24/7 to take good care of you and your loved ones.
Neuroimmunological disorders: Multiple sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica comprehensive care is there including medical management and rehabilitation.
Neurological disorders are disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems, which controls our moments, thoughts, emotions, heart rate, breathing, body temperature, etc. Our central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord that picks up information from all the organs and coordinates activity. The peripheral nervous system controls the sensory and motor nerves of peripheral organs. Conditions of the nervous system may cause problems with movements, breathing, speaking, learning, memory, behaviour, etc. There are more than 600 diseases and disorders of the nervous system including:
Stroke: Brain cells start to die due to insufficient blood supply to the brain caused by blocking of the blood vessels by a blood clot (Ischaemic stroke) or bleeding from the brains blood vessels (haemorrhagic stroke).
Spinal cord injury or compression
Headache disorders including migraine and others
Huntington's disease is an inherited disease that causes uncontrolled movements, and balance problems due to defective genes or wasting of certain nerve cells.
Muscular dystrophy is a group of inherited diseases that causes muscle wasting and weakness due to faulty genes.
Degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's diseases and Parkinson’s diseases.
Manipal Hospital has a team of the best neurologist in Delhi who will check for complex neurology diseases and conditions of the patient and provide treatment based on the observation.
Outpatient and In-patient Services: We have well-equipped, highly advanced state-of-the-art facilities, a dedicated multidisciplinary team of doctors, surgeons, nurses, and technicians, a dedicated neuro intensive care unit, stroke unite, advanced lab and diagnostics with sophisticated equipment, etc., for in-patient and out-patient care.
Electromyography (EMG): This is a diagnostic procedure used to diagnose nerve or muscle dysfunction, problems with nerve-to-muscle signal transmission, etc.
Electroencephalogram (EEG): This is a diagnostic test used to diagnose epilepsy, brain tumour, brain damage, sleep disorders, stroke, and other brain disorders.
Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS): Nerve conduction study or nerve conduction velocity test is performed to identity nerve damage and conditions like herniated disk disease, chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy and neuropathy, sciatic nerve problems, etc.
Specialized Neuro Intensive Care Unit (neuro-ICU): A dedicated intensive care unit for patients with life-threatening neurological problems including ischaemic stroke, brain tumour, intracranial haemorrhage, spinal trauma, traumatic brain injury, etc.
Adult Neurology Services: We have well-advanced state-of-the-art facilities and sophisticated equipment like 3-Tesla MRI, PET-CT (Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography) scans and molecular diagnostics for diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders like ataxia, Alzheimer's disease, bell's palsy, brain tumours, cerebral aneurysm, head injury, meningitis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, etc.
Lumbar Puncture: Also called a spinal tap, a lumbar puncture is a procedure used for collecting cerebrospinal fluid from your lower back (lumbar region) using a thin, hollow needle. The cerebrospinal fluid is further analysed in a lab to diagnose infections, bleeding, cancerous cells, and other diseases of the brain or spinal cord.
Memory Clinic: Memory clinics are used to diagnose and treat disorders like dementia, and improve the patient’s ability to function independently.
Headache clinic: It is a specialized clinic to deal with headache associated neurological diseases.
Paediatric Neurology Services: We have highly trained paediatricians, a well-equipped diagnostic lab, and state of the art diagnostic paraphernalia to diagnose and treat neurological disorders in children including epilepsy or seizers, chronic encephalopathies, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders and diseases, brain and spinal cord malformations, diseases and disorders of the central nervous system, etc.
After gathering general information about the patient's health the Neurologist will review the patient's medical history, and do a complete physical examination. Then the doctor might order tests for your vision, smell odors and hear sounds, coordination, memory, strength, reflexes, ability to feel physical objects, reasoning, and puzzle-solving abilities.
Dementia can be prevented by maintaining ideal body weight, following a healthy lifestyle, quitting smoking and drinking alcohol, being happy and in a good mood. According to studies, depression, an unhealthy lifestyle etc., can increase your risk of dementia.
Migraine is a type of headache that makes the person become very sensitive to light and sound. Triggers or causal factors include hormonal imbalance, changes in the sleep cycle, irregular meal patterns, stress and tension, and certain medications. To know more, visit the neurology hospital in Delhi.
Some factors that can increase your risk for stroke include an unhealthy lifestyle like eating junk, drinking alcohol, lack of physical activity, being obese or overweight, etc. Certain medical conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, etc can also increase your risk for stroke. To get rid of these risk factors, visit the top neurology hospital in Delhi.
Early symptoms of the disease include mild cognitive impairment characterized by difficulty in remembering the names of family and friends, forgetting appointments, forgetting their way back home, etc. As the disease progresses it causes problems with vision, smell, and taste, walking and maintaining balance becomes difficult, and the person feels depressed and withdraws himself socially. If you notice any of the signs, arrive at the best neurology hospital in Delhi.
Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by seizures and unusual behaviors. The leading cause of epilepsy is stroke, brain damage, traumatic head injury, etc. Walk in to the finest neurology hospital in Delhi to know more about it.
A neurologist is a highly trained specialist who treats conditions of the brain, Spinal cord, nerves, and muscles.
Stroke, migraine, Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Muscular Dystrophies, and Peripheral Neuropathy are some common conditions in this vast and complex field. Get the best treatment at the leading neurology hospital in Delhi.
The Neurologist will review your symptoms in-depth and ask you about any associated medical conditions that you may have. He will then proceed to do a detailed examination including a thorough assessment of the nervous system. The neurologist may order some investigations to arrive at a definitive diagnosis. Thereafter the plan of management, prognosis and follow-up visits will be discussed with you at length.
Rapid advances in the understanding of neurological disorders have translated into a highly effective treatment for almost all neurological conditions. Rapid strides in neuro-diagnostics have enabled early diagnosis and vastly improved outcomes.
Contact us to know more about neurological problems, and book an appointment with one of our Neurology specialists today.
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