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Javier Cardenas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1919 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Clinical Interests: brain surgery, epilepsy, sleep apnea ... (Read more)
Ram Narayan, MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Address: 1919 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-933-1000
Clinical Interests: neuromyelitis optica, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), multiple sclerosis (MS) ... (Read more)
Harry Tamm, MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Average rating 0.16 stars out of 5 (383 ratings)
Address: 5090 N 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Clinical Interests: insomnia, tremors, diplopia (double vision) ... (Read more)
Barry Hendin, MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Average rating 0.22 stars out of 5 (232 ratings)
Address: 5090 N 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, epilepsy, sleep apnea ... (Read more)
Dr. Jose Z. De Ocampo M.D.
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurophysiology, Sleep Medicine
Average rating 3.11 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 10210 N 92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Dr. Raj M. Singh M.D.
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
Average rating 3.47 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 10245 N 92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: 480-767-0555
Clinical Interests: spinal stenosis, myelopathy, tailbone pain ... (Read more)
Jeffrey Becker
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), General Practice
Address: 9003 E Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Lori Travis, MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Average rating 0.11 stars out of 5 (221 ratings)
Address: 5090 N 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Korwyn L. Williams M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1919 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, epilepsy, ataxia ... (Read more)
John F. Kerrigan M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1919 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-933-1000
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, epilepsy, ataxia ... (Read more)
Randa Jarrar MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
Address: 1919 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, epilepsy, intraoperative monitoring ... (Read more)
Dr. Nida K. Laurin M.D.
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Average rating 3.64 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 9458 E Ironwood Square Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Todd Levine, MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Average rating 0.05 stars out of 5 (503 ratings)
Address: 5090 N 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Dr. Jamal McClendon Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurosurgery
Address: 1919 E Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-933-1000
Clinical Interests: insomnia, tremors, spinal stenosis ... (Read more)
Dr. Mohamed Elkotb M.D.
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 8428 E Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 602-795-7256
Clinical Interests: autoimmune diseases, epilepsy, sleep apnea ... (Read more)
David S. Saperstein MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurophysiology
Average rating 3.61 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 7054 E Cochise Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: 602-900-9404
Clinical Interests: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, electromyography (EMG), muscular dystrophy ... (Read more)
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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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