When to See a Neurophysician?

You should see a neurophysician when you have following conditions:

1. Headache especially when it is severe and long-standing.

2. Weakness/loss of function of arm and/or leg. Difficulty in talking, swallowing, walking and balancing (stroke).

3. Seizures, loss of consciousness, jerking of body, periods of unresponsiveness, falls (epilepsy).

4.Forgetfulness especially when there is a family history.( Dementia)

5.Paralysis of one side of face. ( Bell’s palsy)

6.Shaking of hands, legs, head, chin or voice. (Tremors).

7. Sudden loss of vision from one or both eyes. (optic neuritis)

8. Numbness of feet or hands with or without weakness. (neuropathy)

9. Back pain especially when it goes to one or both legs or when it is associated with weakness in legs or loss of urine or fecal control.

10. Pain in neck, shoulders that is going to arms.

11. Repeated falls, loss of control on urination and defecation.

12. Stiffness of body and difficulty in moving around.

13. Double vision, drooping of eyes, easy fatigability. (myasthenia gravis)

14. Difficulty getting up from sitting position or difficulty climbing stairs or difficulty with making up hair etc.

15. Twisting of neck, twisting and turning of any other body part including tongue. ( dystonia).

16. Headache with vomiting and blurring of vision.

17. Loss of control on body movements. Dancing moments of whole body or any part of body.

18. Slowness of body movements, becoming very weak and shaking of body.

19. Sudden onset of difficulty in understanding.

20. Change in behaviour, altered talk, abusive behaviour.

The information given here is intended for use of general public . It should not be taken as standard medical reference.