Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or disorders of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, as well as related nerves, muscles, and their blood supplies.
Conditions treated include seizures, migraines and Parkinson's disease, among others.
Doctors specializing in the field of neurology are called neurologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with neurological disorders.
We have a specialist service for assessment and treatment of patients with a range of brain and nerve disorders based at Leicester General Hospital. This includes specialist clinics, investigations and referrals to other specialties to treat symptoms as well as links with community services.
Our stroke services - a stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed, either by a clot blocking the circulation, or bleeding into the brain. Our Department of Stroke Medicine is based at Leicester General Hospital.
Links to useful websites:
Headway, the brain injury association - offers a range of services to people in Leicestershire and Rutland with brain injuries or illnesses and to those close to them