In the neurology clinic, consultations and diagnostics are carried out by experienced specialists, who in the first contact with the patient collect the so-called medical history – relevant to the issue of general health, possible temporary ailments, chronic diseases, injuries, permanently prescribed medications, as well as family and environmental conditions.
The interview is the background and introduction of the actual subject of neurological examination during which the neurologist checks:
Basic laboratory research is the primary way to get a distinctive clinical evidence of the occurrence (or non-occurrence) of a neurological disease. One of the most frequently performed tests is the so-called Biernacki’s reaction – that is, the descent rate test of red blood cells, followed by morphological tests with a blood smear as well as urine and cerebrospinal fluid tests to assess the physicochemical properties of the fluid and the identification of microorganisms and determination of the concentration of the so-called class G immunoglobulins.
Ultrasound is a method that allows you to assess the arteries – carotid, intracranial and vertebral, whose task is to ensure proper blood supply to the brain. This study makes it possible to determine risk of developing ischemic stroke and monitoring the progress of treatment.