WHAT IS NEUROLOGY?
While neurology is a term that we associate with the brain, it actually includes much more. The spinal cord and extensive structure of nerves that control all the functions of the body are also included.
Neurology is the field of medicine that focuses on the structure, function and disorders of the nervous system.
Due to the complexity of the nervous system, there are hundreds of different neurological conditions, affecting billions of people worldwide. They are the leading cause of disability and account for a significant percentage of global deaths. The most prevalent neurological conditions include Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, meningitis, autism, epilepsy and migraines.