Are you looking for a neurologist in Barcelona?

The neurologist is the physician who specializes in diseases of the nervous system.

If you suffer from migraines, sleep problems, memory problems, or a progressive disease such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Charcot's disease) or epilepsy, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our neurologist.

Based on his or her clinical examination, your symptoms and your history, he or she may prescribe additional tests, including an electroencephalogram or a brain scan, in order to make a diagnosis and propose an appropriate treatment plan.

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Our neurology services

Treatment of migraines and headaches

More or less intense, of variable duration, and sometimes accompanied by other symptoms, migraines and headaches can be particularly disabling in everyday life.

Sleep disorders

A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. Lack of sleep can affect your ability to drive safely and increase your risk of other health problems.

Why consult a neurologist ?

In most cases, it is the general practitioner who refers his patient to a neurologist.

But you can also choose to use the neurologist directly. There is an indication to consult a neurologist in case of :

  • persistent pain
  • migraines
  • epilepsy
  • memory disorders
  • sensory-motor disorders
  • post-stroke follow-up
  • progressive diseases (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Charcot's or multiple sclerosis).

Neurology is the medical specialty devoted to neurological diseases. It therefore deals with a wide range of pathologies such as :

  • loss of consciousness
  • epileptic seizures
  • intellectual and memory deficits
  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • transient or lasting paralysis
  • balance and gait disorders
  • migraines
  • facial neuralgia
  • tremors
  • brain tumors
  • muscular pathologies such as myopathies or myasthenia (characterized by muscle weakness).

Your health is our priority!

Our neurology department welcomes you for the diagnosis and treatment of all your neurological problems.

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How does a consultation with a neurologist work?

A neurology consultation usually lasts between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours. The neurologist first interviews the patient with basic questions (age, treatments, history, profession...) and then proceeds with the examination according to the symptoms described.

The neurologist can examine the motor plan in particular. These tests analyze the strength of the patient's muscles:

  • Barré's, Mingazzini's and Barré's maneuvers on the upper limbs : they allow to check if the patient has a possible motor deficit.
  • Muscle testing : muscle tone is estimated by passively mobilizing the limbs.
  • Osteotendinous reflexes : with a reflex hammer, the neurologist hits the patient's tendon. He then observes the response of the muscles.
  • Cranial nerve tests : the neurologist asks the patient to perform a few movement tests.

Once the examination of the motor plane is completed, the practitioner assesses the patient's sensitivity. For this part, the four limbs, the trunk and the face are gauged. The neurologist asks questions about how the patient feels when he touches him or tries to mobilize a part of his body.

Another step in the neurological consultation is the visual field study. The patient stares at the neurologist's nose. The examiner waves two fingers in the four quadrants of the visual field so that the patient catches them while they are in motion. This exercise reveals a homonymous lateral hemianopia, a left or right amputation of the visual field. The practitioner can also test memory and orientation in time and space.

How to prepare for a neurology consultation?

Before going to the appointment with a neurologist, it is important to bring recent prescriptions and any X-rays, scans or MRIs that have been done.

No preparation is necessary.

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about neurology

Who is most at risk of developing neurological disease ?

People over 50 years of age and especially those with a personal history are most at risk for neurological disorders. Vascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol, smoking and alcohol are also to be taken into consideration.

What is the purpose of the nervous system?

The nervous system plays a role in our body at different levels. It is involved in consciousness, wakefulness, sleep, intellectual functions, language and sensory perceptions. The nervous system is composed of three parts: the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), the peripheral nervous system (cranial nerves and limbs) and the vegetative system (automatic functioning of organs).

What is the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon?

The neurologist does not perform surgery; he or she examines patients and diagnoses their ailments following clinical examinations to assess dysfunctions. After having established his findings, the neurologist can refer his patient to a neurosurgeon. The latter has different areas of expertise. He may specialize in cranial, spinal or pediatric neurosurgery.Unlike a neurologist, the neurosurgeon conducts operations to treat nerve disorders. He or she prepares a pre-operative assessment to determine the medical protocol to be followed. After the operation, the neurosurgeon conducts a post-operative follow-up to determine its effectiveness and the patient's remission.