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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Colorado Springs Health Partners; 1633/1625 Medical Center Point
Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Vivek Baluja specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Baluja attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

3263 Apogee View
Colorado Springs, CO

Dr. Artemio Pagdan specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Pagdan attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

2135 Southgate Road
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 633-4114; (719) 520-0700

Dr. George Cresswell is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and pediatric psychiatry specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Cresswell graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Forensic Psychiatry

1650 Cochrane Circle
Fort Carson, CO
(719) 526-7155; (719) 526-7595

Clinical interests: EMDR

Dr. Jonathan Olin is a forensic psychiatry, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine specialist. Dr. Olin is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olin include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

1853 O'Connell Boulevard; Building 1056
Fort Carson, CO
(719) 524-5559

Dr. Ann Craig is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Craig studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

1650 Cochrane Circle
Fort Carson, CO
(719) 526-4911

Dr. Douglas Langford is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

1650 Cochrane Circle
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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