Our neurology team offers a full range of specialized neurological services, with experts dedicated to providing you with comprehensive care. Our services range from outpatient consultations to neuro-intensive care. We are here to help you with conditions such as strokes, headaches, epilepsy, movement disorders, memory disorders, multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's disease, and neuromuscular degenerative problems.
When arranging an appointment, you will see one of our experienced neurology specialists. Our care team will look after you every step of the way – from giving advice at your first consultation, through to offering ongoing support after your treatment.
You will be invited to a clinic, and at the first consultation we will assess your case and may also introduce you to a specialist to discuss your care. To help us further understand any underlying cause of your condition, we may recommend a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) or other tests or procedures. You will receive specific instructions, and we will talk through with you what this will mean.
A lumbar puncture is one of the most commonly used diagnostic tests for multiple sclerosis, and other central nervous system disorders such as meningitis. The procedure collects cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). This is a clear fluid that circulates in the space surrounding the spine and brain, and acts as a cushion protecting the brain and spine from injury. During the procedure, a hollow needle, or cannula, is used to penetrate the spinal canal at the level of the third-to-fourth or fourth-to-fifth lumbar vertebra. CSF is then drawn through the needle.
Following your care, and depending on your speciﬁc treatment, you may have follow-up appointments and additional/recurring sessions with our team. You may also be given specific rehabilitation exercises to do at home before your next or last session, to help you recover as quickly as possible.