Neurology investigates conditions that involve the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles).
Due to the nervous system’s complex anatomy and function, neurology has a wide field of work. It offers help to those afflicted with disorders that include but are not limited to: headache disorders, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, sleep disorders, behavioural/cognitive syndromes, and stroke. These conditions may be co-managed with other specialties. For example, stroke may be treated by a neurologist and an internist.
When surgical intervention is required, the neurologist may refer the patient to a neurosurgeon. Neurosurgery, the corresponding surgical specialty, proffers alternative management.
Neurological conditions are the most common cause of serious disabilities and have a major, but often unrecognised, impact on health and social services. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment is vital to the prevention of worsening of a neurologic case.
Some of Our Healthcare Partners:
Dr Goh is a Consultant Neurosurgeon in the International Neuro Associates Group, with specialty training also in Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is also Honorary Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the Prince of Wales Hospital of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr Siow Hua Chiang is the President of the Headache Society of Singapore (HSS) and also the executive committee of the Pain Association of Singapore (PAS). He was instrumental in establishing the Asian Headache Foundation (AHF) of which he is secretary.