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Neurological assessments

Diagnosis and care for conditions that affect the body's nervous system.

Neurology is the branch of medicine that treats problems and diseases that affect the nervous system. Neurologists are doctors who are skilled at diagnosing and treating conditions like Parkinson's disease.

Spire Healthcare hospitals have a skilled team of consultant neurologists and specialised nursing staff who provide care for many conditions, so you can be confident that you are in expert hands.

MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging scan)

Multi-dimensional scans to investigate many types of different conditions.

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Disorders of the nervous system are common. It is estimated that 10 million people in the UK live with some form of neurological condition that has an impact on their lives.[1] Neurology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurological symptoms are common and can include headaches and facial pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, blackouts and seizures, amnesia (memory loss), tremors and other abnormal movements, imbalance and unsteadiness, and walking problems. Common neurological conditions include migraine, epilepsy, functional syndromes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases and other degenerative conditions. At Spire Harpenden most neurological conditions are managed in the outpatient clinic. Neurological patients often require long-term follow up, due to the nature of their condition and this is an important part of the work carried out at the hospital. Our consultant neurologists work closely with a wide cross-section of medical specialties and can refer on to these if required. We have built up a great deal of experience in the treatment of neurological conditions and use some of the most modern treatment options available. Recent medical and technological advances (such as imaging techniques) allow specific diagnosis and treatment of the majority of neurological conditions. [1] http://www.neural.org.uk/store/assets/files/20/original/NeuroNumbers.pdf


At Spire Harpenden we strive for excellence in patient care. We understand that each patient is an individual and that everyone’s neurological symptoms can be very different.