Neurological Disorders - All You Need to Know

Neurologist - NYU - Brooklyn - Queens - New York                                  

Andre V Strizhak, MD

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Andre V. Strizhak, M.D.
Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center,
   Department of Neurology

  This site is a collection of articles about conditions managed by neurologists. Each article is designed to be short, informative, scientifically correct, and, preferably, understandable for the general public.
   Neurology has evolved over the past quarter of a century. I started practicing neurology 27 years ago. Back then, my specialty was "precise but useless" branch of medicine. Now, it is a diverse medical science with a broad range of sub-specialties. Thanks to extensive scientific research, once elusive neurological disorders are now shaping up.
   Fancy high-tech  testing is not a part of neurological evaluation. It is so common to see patients who believe that getting an MRI or some other instrumental work up is going to solve the diagnostic challenge. In reality, the diagnosis is made during interview and neurological examination. MRI machines don't have brains; they don't diagnose; they don't treat; they DON'T THINK! Diagnostic testing is only meant to confirm or to clarify the suspected diagnosis. Actually, if your doctor has no diagnosis in the head without sticking your body inside some machine, then... you do have a problem. Your problem is the problem of modern medicine.
    I, personally, do not believe in "doctorless" medicine, such as substitution on human intelligence for some sophisticated hardware. Wide spread of online pseudoscientific information causes a significant correction in patient's complaints. The percentage of people with anxiety and depression is growing exponentially. No machine would be able to adjust to this crazy world because intuition and common sense are not the components of any computer software yet. The ideal medical care structure would be a human brain in the center with diagnostic equipment as peripherals, extra eyes and ears, if you wish.
   Neurology is a very "operator dependent" field. There is no neurological testing for migraine, cluster, tension headaches, or dizziness. You don't see those conditions on MRIs. For the foreseeable future, neurology will remain a "human operated" field irrelevantly of scientific developments.

Neurology Field and Neurological Disorders

  Neurology field covers brain, nerves, and muscles disorders. There are multiple pain syndromes typically managed by neurologists. Besides headaches and other pain syndromes, the most common reasons for neurological consultations are numbness, weakness, shaking, cramps, seizures, memory loss, insomnia, dizziness, lack of balance, strokes, and gait disorders. Some neurologists offer invasive treatments for pain management, such as epidural injections and nerve blocks. Neurologists are actively involved in decision making regarding surgical interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome, carotid stenosis, spinal stenosis, and brain and spine tumors.

About the Author
   Dr. Strizhak provides neurology services for NYU multi-specialty group in Rego Park, Queens, NY, USA
   Solo practice is located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Neurology Diagnostic Testing Offered

    VNG (Videonystagmography)
    EEG (Electroencephalography)
    NCS/NCV (Nerve Conduction Study)
    EMG (Electromyography)
    Carotid Duplex
    TCD (Transcratial Doppler)
    Sleep Study (Polysomnography)

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Brooklyn, NY 11235

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NYU Langone Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Queens,  New York

97-85 Queens Blvd
Rego Park, NY 11374

Phone: (718) 261-9100
Fax: (718) 897-2916

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