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Dr. Zeljka Chobanov MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
6009 Pentz Road; Suite D
Paradise, CA
(530) 876-3152

Dr. Zeljka Chobanov's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5125 Skyway
Paradise, CA
(530) 872-2000

Dr. Richard Knudsen specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Paradise, CA. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Knudsen include epilepsy. He honors Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Andrew Joseph Brasch MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
6283 Clark Road; Suite 16
Paradise, CA
(530) 877-2578; (530) 877-9361

Dr. Andrew Brasch, who practices in Paradise, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Brasch has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Hungary. Dr. Brasch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Russian. Dr. Brasch is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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What is Neurology?

Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:
  • motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
  • sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
  • nerve function
  • coordination and balance
  • changes in mood or behavior

A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.

Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:
  • medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
  • laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
  • physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)

Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.