Neurology is one of the health units where our experts assist foreign patients in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including the central and peripheral system, or autonomic and somatic nervous system.
Along with the diagnosis and treatment our neurologists also carry out clinical studies.
Neurology is very closely associated with neurosurgery. In some cases, the neurological disease can be treated by surgery alone.
Israeli doctors are specialized on a specific area of neurology. These sub-expertise are: brain injury, clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, palliative medicine, nervous disability, neuromuscular medicine, pain medicine, sleep problems, vascular neurology (stroke), and interventional neurology.
The most common neurological disorders are as follows:
Seizures and epilepsy
Attention deficit / hyperactivity
Infections of the nervous system
Tumors of the nervous system
Multiple Sclerosis (ALS)
Treatment options depend on the neurological problems. They may include all modern methods, ranging from physical therapy and medication up to surgeries.
Seizures and epilepsy
Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system (neurological disorder), which interferes with the activity of nerve cells in the brain that causes the attack and abnormal behavior of the person, and sometimes loss of consciousness.
Symptoms of epilepsy may be different. Some people just passively watching a few seconds at one point during the attack, while others repeatedly jerking arm or leg.
Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
Radiculopathy is a pinched nerve in the spine. This occurs when the nerve surrounding bone, cartilage, muscle and tendon wear or injured. As a result of injury these tissues change their position in the body, thus providing additional pressure on the nerve roots of the spinal cord.
When the nerve roots are compressed, they are inflamed. This leads to numbness, weakness and pain. With timely treatment by our experts this process can be reversed and cured tissue and nerve damage.
Types of radiculopathy depend on compressed nerve location:
Cervical radiculopathy is pressure on the nerve roots of the neck. This can lead to a painful burning or tingling sensation in the neck, shoulders and arms.
Thoracic radiculopathy occurs when there is trapped nerves in the middle of the spine. It causes pain in the chest and torso. This is one of the rare species radiculopathy.
Lumbar radiculopathy is pressure on the nerve roots in the lower back. This can lead to sciatica or shooting pain in the legs. In severe cases it is also possible urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction or severe paralysis.
Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage, which may occur in those suffering from diabetes. High blood sugar can damage nerves throughout the body, but diabetic neuropathy most often damages the nerves of legs and feet.
Depending on the affected nerves, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in the limbs to digestive problems, the urinary tract problems , blood vessels and heart. In some people, these symptoms are mild; other diabetic neuropathy can be painful and sometimes fatal.