If you regularly experience headaches, have trouble focusing, or forget things easily, neurology can pinpoint the underlying cause and help you feel better. At JKC Neurology Medical Group in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, board-certified neurologist Kyung Cho, MD, and the team provide a full suite of neurology services, including preventive screenings, checkups, and treatment of various disorders. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.
Neurology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders that affect the nervous system. The nervous system is a highly complex network of nerve cells and fibers that transmit information and sensations to all parts of your body.
Neurologists, like Dr. Cho, complete four years of traditional medical school followed by an additional 3-7 years of training in internship and residency programs. This extensive knowledge and expertise allow for high-quality care and improved treatment outcomes.
What conditions does neurology treat?
At JKC Neurology Medical Group, Dr. Cho and the team treat various conditions, including:
Almost everyone experiences headaches from time to time, but if yours occur on a routine basis, it may point to a more serious underlying health problem. Dr. Cho and the team treat all types of headaches, including migraines, cluster, tension, and stress headaches.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental abnormality that typically affects children and teens. It’s characterized by difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Without prompt diagnosis and treatment, ADHD can carry into adulthood, making it difficult to perform at work.
Neuropathy causes permanent damage to the nerves outside of your brain and spinal cord. It can occur for various reasons, including traumatic injuries and infection, but the most common cause is diabetes. Symptoms associated with neuropathy include burning, tingling, and numbness in the hands and feet.
Back pain is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. At-home measures of care like rest and over-the-counter pain medication typically provide relief, but if your symptoms persist for weeks or even months, don’t wait to seek treatment. Common causes of back pain include bulging or ruptured discs, arthritis, and muscle strains.
Epilepsy is a potentially serious neurological disorder characterized by frequent seizures. Epilepsy affects everyone differently. For some people, epileptic seizures are life-threatening; for others, they affect only a portion of the brain and present few obvious symptoms.
Fortunately, with medication and regular checkups, it’s possible to manage the symptoms of epilepsy, including seizures and their associated side-effects.
Dementia refers to a group of neurological disorders that affect your cognitive function. Common symptoms of dementia include difficulty reasoning or problem-solving, memory loss, confusion, and disorientation.
Anyone who regularly experiences coordination problems, muscle weakness, changes in sensation, confusion, or dizziness can benefit from neurology.
Following a review of your medical history, a comprehensive neurology exam, and a discussion of your symptoms and lifestyle, Dr. Cho can develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
To further explore the benefits of neurology, request a consultation at JKC Neurology Medical Group. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.