Neurology is the study of the nervous system and the diagnosis of conditions that affect it.
The nervous system comprises the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
Frimley Health offers a mainly outpatient-based neurology service, as well as providing a daily ward consultation service five days a week.
Specialist neurology inpatients are looked after at the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George's Hospital, Tooting.
Neurology has strong links with the radiology department, which offers CT (computerised tomography) scans and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans. EMG tests (electromyography – an evaluation of the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles) are carried out at Wexham Park Hospital and Charing Cross, London.
Common neurological conditions treated at Frimley Health:
- Back pain
- Leg pain
- Motor neurone disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease