Neurologists manage and treat neurological conditions, or problems with the nervous system. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you might need to seek treatment from a neurologist:

  • coordination problems
  • muscle weakness
  • a change in sensation
  • confusion
  • dizziness

People who are having problems with their senses may also need to see a neurologist. Problems with senses are sometimes caused by nervous system disorders.

Neurologists also treat patients experiencing:

  • seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
  • stroke
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis
  • infections of the nervous system, including encephalitis, meningitis, or brain abscesses
  • neurodegenerative disorders, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease
  • spinal cord disorders, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders
  • headaches, such as cluster headaches and migraines