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When to See a Neurologist?

Sandeep Dhanyamraju MD
Medically reviewed by Sandeep Dhanyamraju
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Sandeep Dhanyamraju MD
Medically reviewed by Sandeep Dhanyamraju

When a person has a symptom, the main question is, “which specialist should I contact?” But if you worry about neck, back, lower back, or leg pain, it is a reason to see a neurologist. Besides, there are several other signs of this:

  • deterioration of vision;
  • frequent dizziness;
  • pains in the face, neck, back, and limbs;
  • muscle spasms, limb tremors;
  • numbness in hands and feet;
  • sleep, memory, and concentration disorders;
  • loss of coordination, fainting;
  • impaired speech function.

Diseases of the nervous system are a wide range of body disorders. Various symptoms can manifest this. Thus, with any signs of nervous system deterioration, you need to see a neurologist. A professional consultation will reveal the causes of the disease. And it also helps to determine treatment tactics to improve the patient’s condition. It is a timely and clearly established diagnosis that is the most critical factor for further treatment of the patient by a neurologist.


What Does a Neurologist Do?

Scoliosis, migraines, facial pain, and other illnesses are all treatable in neurology. Neurologists treat conditions that affect the nervous system. It includes the brain, spine, and nerve endings. These systems have a terrible effect on the body and provoke various conditions. 

What does a neurologist do?” Such a question arises when specialists say to visit this doctor. So, not to face this question again, find out what a neurologist treats:

  • Back and neck pain

These can be spine and spinal cord injuries. Or these are conditions caused by overloads, intervertebral hernias, osteochondrosis, and protrusion.

  • Dizziness

When walking, a person loses balance, can faint, or simply fall. Often the cause of this phenomenon is damage to the vestibular apparatus.

  • Stroke

It is a sudden and rapid disruption of blood circulation in the brain. It affects certain areas of it. Both the functionality of the brain and the nervous system have a connection with it. So, neurologists and brain specialists solve this problem.

  • Weakness in the legs or arms

Muscle weakness can be in some individual muscles or many at once. It develops gradually or suddenly. Most often, it is associated with compression of the spinal cord. So, a neurologist is responsible for the treatment of this disease.

  • Diseases of internal organs

It is also the field of competence of a neurologist. Because back pain is often not the result of osteochondrosis or hernia. It is how the pathology of any internal organ can manifest itself. A good neurologist will distinguish one from the other and prescribe competent treatment.

Besides, the neurologist is also responsible for treating insomnia, Parkinson’s disease, incoordination, and panic attacks. After all, the nervous system controls consciousness, muscle movement, thinking, and senses such as smell, touch, and sight. When any of these lose their functionality, this is a reason to see a neurologist. The doctor looks at the state of your peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. For this, they use special tools and perform simple tests. They check reflexes, muscle strength, and sensitivity. Everything is painless and does not cause discomfort. The main thing is to contact them for an appointment on time.

reasons to see a neurologist


Top 10 Reasons to See a Neurologist

Seeing a neurologist is important to prevent your health from developing serious diseases. You can do it even for prevention to ensure you are doing well with your health. A professional consultation will reveal hidden ailments in your body. And it will also help determine treatment tactics to improve the patient’s condition. 

Symptoms of many neurological conditions are not prominent enough at the initial stage. Thus, people often ignore them and turn to doctors already with acute pain. For this reason, the number of them in the population is increasing yearly. 

Today it is difficult to find a person who does not face the problem of pain in the back, head, and joints. Stress, a sedentary lifestyle, bad habits, and other factors lead to these disorders. And it happens to both the elderly and the young. So, to avoid facing this, you should know when to see a neurologist. And there are many reasons why you should do it.


1. Loss of sensitivity

Sensitivity in any part of the body can disappear. It feels like a particular body part is numb from a freezing prick. Then a person feels some tingling. Sometimes, it is normal. But it is not very good when the sensitivity disappears entirely or often. Because if this happens all over the body, you most likely have problems with the central nervous system. And such body signals tell you to see a neurologist. They determine the loss of sensitivity by specific places of damage:

  • Peripheral nerve

Pain and paresthesias in the area of ​​innervation. Later it turns into a loss of all kinds of sensitivity. 

  • Transverse spinal cord injury

Bilateral loss of all types of sensitivity below the lesion.

  • Intramedullary lesion

Loss of pain and temperature sensitivity with preserved deep sensitivity.


2. Diagnosis of vegetative-vascular dystonia (VSD)

You should see a neurologist if you have been diagnosed with it at least once. Because other diseases can hide behind it. In general, VSD is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system. And doctors observe the following symptoms with this diagnosis:

  • Feeling unwell during weather changes;
  • Paleness or redness of the skin during physical work and stress;
  • Increased heart rate;
  • Increased sweating;
  • Headache;
  • Pain in the heart;
  • Rapid heartbeat;
  • Increase in body temperature;
  • Anxiety;
  • General weakness;
  • Dizziness;
  • Pressure increases or decreases.

All these symptoms are the consequences of a failure in the nervous system. And if you often encounter this, it’s when you need to see a neurologist. They will prescribe treatment and improve your autonomic system.


3. Pain in the neck and back

These are signs of osteochondrosis. Depending on the affected part, pain appears not only in the back and neck:

  • Besides, you can feel it in the chest and lower back.
  • In osteochondrosis, the intervertebral discs are most often affected.

If the disease starts, you can get an intervertebral hernia. Then you need a consultation with a neurologist and brain specialist to treat it.


4. Visual impairment

Visual impairment can be a natural aging process. But it can also be a sign of problems in the work of the nervous system. When to see a neurologist:

  • If it happens suddenly and both eyes suffer.
  • If your visual acuity drops sharply and diplopia changes.
  • If you often experience darkening of the eyes. Especially when you suddenly change the position of your body.


5. Headache

The head can hurt because of a stuffy nose, sore teeth, or back pain. More intense headaches, such as migraines, can be accompanied by vomiting. And if this happens regularly, you should visit a neurologist and brain specialist:

  • It can occur spontaneously or worsen with stress. 
  • It can also lead to visual disturbances or even be accompanied by convulsions.
  • Such a headache is often a manifestation of a severe nervous system disease. 
  • It is especially worth paying attention if the pain is long-lasting and intense.

Unfortunately, people have a widespread opinion that you can tolerate any pain. But you should not do this. After all, any prolonged manifestation of the same pain can indicate problems in the body. And a headache is one of the reasons to see a neurologist.


6. Vertigo

More and more people are facing vertigo. And most ignore it. After all, they believe this is a normal manifestation of physical overwork or exhaustion of the body. But unfortunately, dizziness is a signal of bodily disturbances:

  • If you often encounter this, it indicates problems in the neurological field. 
  • In such situations, you should contact any type of neurologist.

Dizziness can also have a different nature. A neurologist can help if you or the objects around you feel spinning.


7. Movement disorders

At any moment in his life, a person may encounter movement disorders. These include:

  • Difficulty walking.
  • Clumsiness.
  • Involuntary movements.
  • Hand tremors.
  • Unsteadiness and change in gait.
  • Changing posture when walking.

It also includes difficulties when changing the position of the body. For example, you can not stand on heels or toes. If these problems create substantial obstacles to life, consult a specialist. What does a neurologist do in this situation? They try to find the cause of such a concern and to cure it as soon as possible.


8. Insomnia

Sleep disorders are a fairly common problem. It regularly occurs in 30-45% of people. Studies have shown that these disorders can develop against the background of neurological diseases. These can be:

  • Stress;
  • Depression;
  • Panic attacks.

If you often experience emotional distress due to such disorders, insomnia is inevitable. And the problem is that over time it turns into serious neurological problems. Thus, the appearance of insomnia signals when to see a neurologist.


9. Convulsions

The intensity of convulsions can range from barely noticeable to painful:

  • Attacks can appear as a frozen look with subsequent loss of consciousness.
  • It can also be a twitching of the muscles of the upper and lower limbs.
  • It includes trouble breathing, confusion, or fainting.

Sometimes this happens due to deficient sugar levels. But sometimes attacks occur suddenly and for no plain reason. Such conditions are severe symptoms that you can’t ignore. Because, in most cases, it indicates neurological problems. It is a serious reason to see a neurologist.


10. Paralysis

A person can encounter such a problem unexpectedly. And if you have the next manifestations, seeing a neurologist is necessary:

  • If you can not move an arm, leg, or finger.
  • If you feel weakness in the facial muscles. 

In most cases, these symptoms have a connection with damage to the nervous system. So, it’s crucial to reveal this issue in time.


How to Understand What Type of Neurologist You Should See? 

Some neurologists specialize in everything related to the vessels of the brain. Others focus their work on treating problems related to the evolutionary stage. That is, there are several types of neurologists. So, we will analyze each of them in detail:

Type Description
Vascular neurologists They are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems. They find the cause of improper blood flow in the brain. Such neurologists use advanced neuroimaging methods for diagnosis and treatment. They also use tiny cameras, inserting into blood vessels.
Neuromuscular neurologists There are illnesses that have an impact on the long-term development of the patient. For example, it is Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy, which can not be cured. People with this problem need lifelong treatment. And this type of neurologist can help them.
Geriatric neurologists Such specialists are responsible for diagnosing, treating, and caring for older people suffering from certain neurological problems. It includes dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and gait disorders. They also specialize in how the central nervous system ages. 
Pediatric neurologist A pediatric neurologist deals with disorders of the nervous system in children. Unfortunately, problems with it in babies have been occurring more and more recently. So, monitoring the child’s health and knowing when to see a neurologist is very important.
Autonomic neurologists They focus on symptoms caused by problems with the autonomic system. Most of the vegetative signs present in these ailments are heart rhythm disturbances. Besides, it includes involuntary movements during breathing and changes in the diameter of blood vessels. Such changes in the body are an important reason to see a vegetative neurologist.
Behavioral neurologists In most cases, they treat disorders such as dyslexia, amnesia, and dementia. They focus on how to treat patients after a neurological injury. In addition, they treat patients with memory, speech, concentration, and emotional problems.

Seeing a neurologist, you can determine the type of your condition and get treatment. And more specifically, you can deal with this with a specific type of neurologist.


A Word From Lone Star Neurology

Most processes in our body involve the nervous system. And the slightest failure can cause serious diseases. To avoid this, contact Lone Star Neurologists if you notice some neurological symptoms. Our goal is to help people ensure good health. Thus, we can become your assistants in the fight against neurological illnesses.



  • How to see a neurologist?

You need to go to this doctor in a private or public hospital. You can do this by referral or self-referral.

  • What symptoms require a neurologist?

There are some common signs that neurologists require:

  • Chronic or severe headaches;
  • Dizziness;
  • Numbness of the limbs;
  • Movement problems;
  • Back and neck pain.


  • What will a neurologist do on their first visit?

The doctor will perform a neurological test. It examines muscle strength, reflexes, coordination, and response to pain in the limbs.

  • What questions will a neurologist ask me?

The doctor will ask you about your medical history. Neurologists write down your complaints, other existing diseases, and what treatment you have had.

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15:34 30 Jun 22
Just such an amazing staff that makes you feel like part of their family. I’ve been going there for over 5 years now... and each visit I get the very best care and treatments that I have ever received in the 20+ years that I’ve been dealing with severe debilitating migraines. Since i started seeing them the number of my migraines has dropped from 15-20 a month to 2-3 every 3 month. I highly recommend them …they will change your life!read more
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Dr. Askari was very kind and explained everything so I could understand. The other staff were nice as well. I would... have gave 5 stars but I was a little taken aback when I checked in and had to pay 600.00 upfront. I think that should have been discussed in a appointment confirmation call or email just so I could have been more
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I love the office staff they are friendly and very helpful. Dr. JODIE is very caring and understanding to your needs... and wants to help you. I will go back. would recommend Dr. Dr. Jodie to other Patients in a heart beat. The team works well more
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19:40 02 Apr 22
I was obviously stressed, needing to see a neurologist. The staff was so patient and Dr. Ansari was so kind. At one... point he told me to relax, we have time, when I was relaying my history of my condition. That helped ease my stress. I have seen 3 other neurologists and he was the only one who performed any assessment tests on my cognitive and physical skills. At one point I couldn't complete two assessments and got upset and cried. I was told, it's OK. That's why you're here. I was truly impressed, and super pleased with the whole experience!read more
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15:05 01 Apr 22
I've been coming here for about 5 years. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and knowledgeable. The Doctors are the absolute... best!! Jodie Moore is always in such a great mood which is a plus when you are already stressed. Highly recommendedread more
Monica Del Bosque
Monica Del Bosque
14:13 25 Mar 22
Since my first post my thoughts have changed here. It's unfortunate. My doctor and PA were great, but the office staff... is horrible. They never call you back when they say they will, they misinform you, they cause you too much stress wondering what's going on, they don't keep you posted. They never answer the phone. At this point I've left four messages in the last week, and I have sent three messages. Twice from their portal and one direct email. No response. My appointment is on Monday morning at 8:30am, no confirmation on my insurance and what's going on. What the heck is going on, this is ridiculous!I've given up... the stress her office staff has put me through is just not worth it. You can do so much better, please clean house, either change out your office staff, or find a way for them to be more efficient please. You have to do something. This is not how you want to run your practice. It leaves a very bad impression on your more
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23:32 23 Mar 22
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this visit! It took me a long time to get the appointment scheduled because no... one answers your phones EVER! After a month, I finally got in, and your staff was warm, friendly, and I was totally impressed! I feel like you will take care of my needs!read more
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It was a nice visit. Happy staff doing all they can do to comfort the patients in a very calming environment. You ask... me they are earned a big gold star on the fridge. My only complaint they didn't give me any more
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Had very positive appointments with Jodie and Dr. Sheth for my migraine care. Jodie was so fast with the injections and... has so much valuable info. I started to feel light headed during checkout and the staff was SO helpful—giving me a chair, water, and taking me into a private room until I felt better. Highly recommend this practice for migraine patients, they know what they’re doing!!read more
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I was scheduled to be checked and just want to say that the staff was fantastic. They were kind and helpful. I was... asked many questions related to what was going on and not once did I feel as though I was being brushed off. The front desk staff was especially great in assisting me. I'm scheduled to go back for a mri and am glad that I'll be going more
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I had such a good experience with Lone Star Neurology, Brent my MRI Tech was so awesome and made sure I was very... comfortable during the appointment. He gave me ear plugs, a pillow, leg support and blanket, easiest MRI ever lol 🤣 My 72 hour EEG nurse Amanda was also so awesome. She made sure I was take care of over the 3 days and took her time with the electrodes to make sure it was comfortable for me! Paige was also a huge help in answering all my questions when it came to my test results, and letting me know her honest opinions about how I should go forth with my more
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The professionalism and want to help attitude of this office was present from the moment I contacted them. The follow... up and follow through as well as their willingness to find a way to schedule my dad was above and beyond. We visited two offices in the same day with the same experience. I am appreciative of this—we spend a lot of time with doctors and this was top notch start to more
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I love going to this office. The staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor is great. I am getting the best... neurological tests and treatment I have ever had. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because it is impossible to reach a live person at the office to reschedule appointments. Every time I have tried to get through to the office it says all people are busy and I am sent to a voicemail. If they could get their phone answering fixed, I would give them a strong 5 more
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Dr. Harney is an excellent Dr. I found him friendly , personable and thorough. I evidently am an unusual case. ... Therefore he spent a Hugh amount of time educating me. He even gave me literature to further explain my condition and how to follow up. This is something you rarely get from your doctors. So I am more than please with my doctor and his more
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Always courteous, professional. The staff is very friendly and always work with you to find the best appointment time.... The care team has been great. Always taking the time to listen to your concerns and to find the best more
Margaret Rowland
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01:12 27 Jan 21
I have been a patient at Lone Star Neurology for several years. Now both my adult daughters also are patients there. I... love Jodie. She is always so prompt whether it is a teleamed call are a visit in the office. She takes the time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. I am so blessed to have Jodie as my more
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03:01 13 Jan 21
My husband had an accident 5 years ago and Lone Star Neurology has been such a blessing to us with my husbands care.... Jodie Moore is his provider and she is amazing! Jodie is very knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She takes her time with you, making sure your needs are met and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. Lone Star Neurology’s patients are very lucky to have Jodie providing their care. Thank you Lone Star Neurology and especially Jodie for everything you have done for us. Jodie, you are the best!read more
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01:32 09 Jan 21
Jodie is wonderful. She is very caring and knowledgeable. I have been to over a dozen neurologists, and none were able... to help me as much as they have here. Thanks!read more
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00:40 09 Jan 21
Jodi Moore, nurse practitioner, is amazing. I have suffered from frequent, debilitating headaches for almost 20 years.... She has provided the best proactive and responsive care I have ever received. My quality of life has been greatly improved by her caring approach and tenacity in finding more
Ellie Natsis
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15:41 07 Jan 21
I have had the best experience at this neurologist's office! For over a year I have been receiving iv treatments here... each month and my nurse, Bobbie is beyond wonderful!! She's so attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and detail oriented. She makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more pleasant and definitely puts me at ease! She also helps me with my insurance,ordering this specialty medication and dealing with the ordering process which is no easy feat.Needless to say, she goes above a beyond in every way and I'm so grateful to this office and to Bobbie for all they do for me!read more
Matt Morris
Matt Morris
15:39 07 Jan 21
Let me start by saying that I have been coming here for years. Due to my autoimmune disease, I am in this office... once every three weeks for multiple hours at a time. The office is very clean and the staff very friendly. My only complaint would be there communication via phone. They aren't the best at responding if you leave a voicemail and expect a call back. I understand that this is prob just due to the sheer number of alls they receive daily. What I can say I like the best about the office are the people. Bobby who handles my infusions is great. I never have any issues with her setting up my infusions. She is very quick to reply to messages sent via text and if she were to leave then my whole opinion of the office may change. I also enjoy people like Matt, Lauren, and Jodi. I appreciate all that they do for me and without this team I'm not sure I would be as happy as I am to visit the office as frequently as I have to. Please ensure that these folks are recognized as they are what makes my visit to this office so tolerable :).read more
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