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Specializes in General Practice, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center; Warrior Recovery Center - Building 7488 Sutherland Circl
Fort Carson, CO
(719) 526-9686

Dr. Margaret Macdonald is a rehabilitation physician, general practitioner, and neurologist in Fort Carson, CO. Dr. Macdonald studied medicine at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Forensic Psychiatry
Evans Army Community Hospital; Dept Behavioral Health-1650 Cochrane Circle
Ft Carson, CO
(719) 526-7155; (719) 526-7595

Dr. Jonathan Olin's specialties are forensic psychiatry, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. He practices in Fort Carson, CO. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
1650 Cochrane Circle; Fort Carson Meddac / Warrior Recovery Center
Fort Carson, CO
(719) 526-7000

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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.

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