A neurologist is a trained medical professional who has not only completed “standard medical training” but additional specialized training in regards to the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and peripheral nerves. And while a dull headache from time to time is no reason to be alarmed and immediately see the closest neurologist serving Highland, IN, there are some clear signs a neurologist visit might not be a bad idea.
And while some of these signs, symptoms, and situations may not seem like a big deal to you, they are clear signs you should see a neurologist as soon as possible.
You Can Never Get a Good Night’s Sleep
There are plenty of “normal” reasons why a person may not be having a good night’s sleep. Sleep apnea, a little anxiety, or too much caffeine before bed may cause a little unrest, but if you find you are super tired during the day and cannot relax at night, a neurological condition might be the culprit. Don’t wait until it’s too late — contact Midwest Neurology Associates to get to the bottom of the issue right away.
You Have Sudden, Severe Headaches
It’s not unusual to have a headache from time to time; however, if they are sudden and severe, this may be a cause for concern and could mean there is an underlying neurological problem. If you are ever experiencing a headache that is accompanied with vomiting, numbness in the arms or legs or dizziness, call a doctor right away.
You Are Having Vision Issues
Changes in eyesight, such as sudden double vision, dimness, and loss of sight in one or both eyes should not be ignored. Try closing one eye and see if the problem persists. If it does it more than likely is not an optometry issue and a neurological one.
You Are Easily Confused
Occasional forgetfulness happens to the best of us. We forget where we placed our keys, what the date is or the day of the week, etc. – this is normal. But if your confusion gets worse and you start to have trouble thinking or experience serious disorientation, these problems should be reported to a doctor. Dementia, delirium, or brain tumors are all a result of being easily confused and forgetful.
Midwest Neurology Associates is here for all of your neurological and pain management services for those living in or around Crown Point, IN. Schedule an appointment today by calling 219-200-4676.