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Expert assessment and treatment for disorders of the nervous system
Your nervous system is an amazingly complex system, spread throughout the body and affecting every part of it. It is responsible for transmitting electrical signals (known as impulses) around the body in order to generate a specific response in a particular place.
If anything prevents your nervous system from working properly, whether through damage or disease, it can have a hugely detrimental effect in any part of your body, on your overall health and, ultimately, on your quality of life.
The Consultant Neurologists at Bishops Wood Hospital treat a wide range of neurological conditions and symptoms for people living in Middlesex and surrounding areas like Buckinghamshire. They would be delighted to help you too.
Some of the common reasons people come to us for help include:
If you have any of these symptoms, whether new or longer-term, mild or more pronounced, it can be sensible to seek medical advice. The highly experienced Consultant Neurologists at Bishops Wood Hospital will investigate your symptoms to determine the cause, then work with you to create a personal treatment plan to help manage these symptoms as well as possible.
The complex nature of the nervous system means that many of the conditions that affect it will often cause similar symptoms. The benefit of getting help from a neurologist at the earliest stage is that they can use their experience to narrow down possible causes more quickly.
Some of the serious conditions that affect the nervous system include:
Any of these conditions can be extremely challenging to live with and will often have a big impact on your life. Many of them are best treated when diagnosed at the earliest possible stage. At Bishops Wood Hospital, we can provide you with fast access to assessment and diagnosis, so that you can receive appropriate support and treatment sooner.
When you first meet with your neurologist at Bishops Wood Hospital, they will take a medical history and will talk with you in detail about your symptoms. They will ask you questions like:
They will then carry out a neurological examination, which will involve systematic testing of your cranial and peripheral nerves together with a cognitive examination if appropriate
You may be referred for additional investigations, which commonly include:
We will arrange for these tests to be carried out at the earliest opportunity. While some can be done here on-site, others will be arranged for you outside the hospital.
Once any results are back, you will meet with your neurologist again to discuss the results and diagnosis and to explore treatment options. If you have any questions or concerns, you will be able to talk through them with your neurologist in a relaxed, unhurried environment.
Due to the many different ways a neurological condition can affect the body, your neurologist has a close working relationship with a number of specialists in other medical areas like neurosurgery spinal surgery, oncology and radiology. If it is found that you would benefit from referral to another specialist, we will arrange this for you to make sure that you are able to continue receiving the most appropriate treatment and support.
For example, some neurological problems will require surgery, in which case we can refer you to a neurosurgeon or a spinal surgeon. If any type of cancer is found in your brain or spinal cord, we can arrange quick referral to the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre for expert treatment.
When you visit a Consultant Neurologist at Bishops Wood Hospital, you will benefit from:
Whether you are concerned by new symptoms or you have a pre-existing condition that has flared up and is no longer being suitably managed with your current treatment plan, we would be delighted to help you access help you need.
For peace of mind and known expert care, why not book your Neurology appointment today? We look forward to welcoming you to Bishops Wood Hospital.