Neurology Services in Salinas Valley
Treatment for Migraines, Brain Injuries, Spinal Pain & More
There are more than 100 billion nerve cells in the human body, 85 billion
of which are located in the brain. Neurology is the branch of medicine
dedicated solely to the nervous system, but pain or discomfort in any
part of your body could warrant a trip to the neurologist. Examining the
nervous system provides key insight to how the body interacts with the brain.
Salinas Valley Medical Clinic’s (SVMC) neurology department caters
to patients dealing with various neurological conditions, with an emphasis on
migraine treatment and head injuries.
When to Visit a Neurologist
People often believe a neurologist can only help them with head and brain
related issues, but the entire body can be affected by a neurological
Neurologists can help treat the following:
Carpal tunnel syndrome – This painful wrist condition occurs when the median nerve in the forearm
feels pressure from the wrist. Neurologists often treat carpal tunnel
with anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. Surgery is sometimes required.
Back pain – Back pain is often the result of a pinched nerve—when muscles or
bone expand and trap a nerve between them. These can result in numbness,
pain, and a tingling sensation. The longer the nerve is trapped, the worse
the conditions become. Neurologists can find the pinched nerve and recommend
appropriate exercises or medication to treat it.
Epilepsy – This condition denotes a person’s proclivity to suffering frequent,
random seizures. Neurologists are needed to help reduce seizure attacks
and control epileptic symptoms with drug therapy.
Chronic back and neck pain – Your back and neck consist of numerous muscles that see constant use day
in and day out. Commonly referred to as “knots” trigger points
are areas in the muscle that have become sensitive and painful. Sometimes
these pains can grow so intense that a special kind of treatment known
as trigger point injection is required to alleviate muscle tension.
Headaches – There is a lot the medical field still does not understand about headaches,
but neurologists are leading the charge to learn more. A neurologist can
help provide relief from headaches and prevent their frequency with medication,
physical therapy, and stress relief techniques.
Schedule an appointment at the SVMC neurology department for assistance
with pain and severe headaches. Our migraine treatment program has made
remarkable progress in the treatment and prevention of severe headaches.