Family Health

When should I contact a neurologist?

Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system is included in the competence of the neurologist. Among the most common diseases that the doctor deals with this specialization, neuritis, headaches, osteochondrosis, back pain, insomnia, etc. It is a mistake to think that a doctor of this specialization may be needed only by adults. In childhood and adolescence, diseases of the nervous system are not uncommon, so let us see in which cases it is worth contacting a neurologist.
What diseases does a neurologist deal with?

Back and neck pain

Such consequences can be triggered by the most common overloads and sprains, as well as protrusions, osteochondrosis, etc. But still the most unpleasant sensations are due to problems with the spine.

Spinal injuries

Such injuries make the transmission of nerve impulses problematic and the muscles cease to function. The more serious the injury, the more serious the consequences can be, even paralysis is possible. In this case, it is very important to provide professional assistance as quickly as possible.

Headaches and migraines

They can be both pathological and non-pathological. They may appear due to infections, endocrine disruption, brain or spinal cord injury. If for you or your child a headache is a frequent occurrence, it is worth a visit to the neurologist.

Insomnia and sleep problems

The cause is often traumatic situations and diseases of a neurological nature. Expressed in delayed sleep, abnormal depth or duration of sleep. Frequent occurrence in childhood.


Chronic disease, which is caused by the presence of specific pathological foci in the brain. An adult or child who suffers from epilepsy loses touch with the outside world and may be injured during an attack. The problem can be caused by injuries, strokes, and genetically. Note that with a correctly designed treatment program, epilepsy in the vast majority of cases is treatable.

Observation of a child

The competence of the neurologist includes the observation of children over the age of one year. It is necessary to identify possible diseases and developmental abnormalities at an earlier stage, as well as the treatment of hyperactivity and attention deficit syndromes, developmental delay, episyndrome, various infectious brain lesions, etc.