What is Neurology?


Neurology refers to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions and disorders of the nervous system, including the:

  • Brain
  • Spinal cord
  • Cranial nerves that connect to the face, eyes, nose, throat, and ears
  • Muscles of the body
  • Autonomic nerves that innervate sweat glands and blood vessels
  • Peripheral nerves of legs and arms

Why Might You Need a Neurologist?
Some of the most common neurological disorders  include multiple sclerosis, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and a number of spinal and brain injuries. According to the World Health Organization, neurological disorders such as migraines, epilepsy, dementia, and several of the aforementioned conditions affect up to 1 billion people globally. This number is only expected to rise as the years go on, increasing the need for neurological examinations.

Here at the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, our neurologists and neurosurgeon specialists are devoted to helping both young and senior citizens combat neurological disorders, including degenerative processes of the spinal cord and central brain, as well as the peripheral nervous system. This includes but is not limited to degenerative diseases of the lumbar and cervical spine, normal pressure hydrocephalus, failed spinal surgery, traumatic spine injuries, and pathologic spine disorders. Our neurosurgeons also provide image-guided surgical treatments for cancers of the brain and spine.

If you’re searching for the best neurology services in the West Hills area, then look no further than the West Hills Hospital & Medical Center . For more information or to set up a consultation, visit our website or call (818) 676-4000.


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