Neurology

Did you know ?

There are just around 25,000 neurologists in EU. Some regions are better covered than others: depending on the country, there are between 4 and 13 neurologists per 100,000 people.1

To help you find the best help possible, Concilio’s medical team is by your side to help you find the solution to your medical problems.

Origin and the Purpose of Neurology

The term “neurology” was first introduced into medical terminology by the English physician, Thomas Willis. This medical specialty studies the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and of the peripheral nervous system (nerves); and treats conditions that affect the nervous system. Neurology intervenes in all types of physiological functions, such as consciousness, sleeping and waking, communication and language, behavior, movement control, sensory perception, and so on.

Pathologies treated by neurology

There are six main categories of pathologies supported by neurology:

  1. Brain pathologies (ex. Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, coma, etc.)

  2. Pathologies of the meninges (ex. Meningitis, meningioma, meningeal hemorrhage)

  3. Pathologies of the peripheral nervous system (ex. Polyneuritis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, mononeuropathy, etc.)

  4. Pathologies of the cranial nerves (ex. Cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia, facial paralysis, etc.)

  5. Medullary pathologies (ex. Multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, ALS, etc.)

  6. Muscular pathologies (ex. Myopathy, congenital myotonia, myasthenia, etc.)

Neurology often overlaps with other medical fields such as ophthalmology, ENT, neurosurgery, or psychiatry. The collaborations between medical specialties broaden knowledge and enable advances in research.

Why is it important to obtain the best care when you are ill?

Concilio enables you to access the best healthcare available to you. Our medical team will personally assist you to help you deal with any health issue.

  • In 45% of cases, your diagnosis or treatment plan could be optimized
  • 9 out 10 doctors prescribe unnecessary medical acts: surgery, repeat investigations, non-compliance with recommended best medical practice
  • All hospitals and clinics are not equal. Some are better suited to treating your illness than others.
  • Medicine is becoming more and more specialized. It can be complicated to obtain reliable medical information and ensure you get to see the medical practitioner that’s right for you and your condition
  • Author : Florian Reinaud, MD
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  • Author of revisions : Amine Morjane, MD
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1736 peer-recommended neurologists have been identified by Concilio