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Dr. Faiz Ehsan Niaz MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
125 Oakside Lane; Suite 301
Canton, GA
(770) 345-0070

Dr. Faiz Niaz is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital Cherokee. Dr. Niaz honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Niaz is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Dr. Scott Cooper MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
320 Hospital Road
Canton, GA
(770) 479-5535; (770) 889-7118

Dr. Scott Cooper is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cooper include neurological disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Cooper is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cooper takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northside Hospital Atlanta and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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Clinical interests: neurology

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
145 Riverstone Terrace; 102
Canton, GA
(770) 721-3975

Dr. Saima Khurram's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Khurram is professionally affiliated with Northside Hospital Cherokee.

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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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