Neurology Specialist

The Spine and Sports Center

Benoy V. Benny, MD

Spine & Sports Medicine located in Houston, TX & Sugarland, TX

Your nervous system controls and coordinates many of your body’s activities, including pain perception. The Spine and Sports Center incorporates neurology into diagnosis and treatment at The Galleria in Houston, and Sugarland In Texas. If you’re looking for a physician with neurology experience, call or book an appointment online today.

Neurology Q&A

What is neurology?

Neurology is a medical specialty that focuses on conditions that affect the nervous system. Your nervous system consists of two main branches: the central nervous system, or your brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which includes the network of nerves that travel throughout your body.

Your nervous system coordinates a variety of important tasks in your body, including muscle movements, pain perception, and cognitive functions like memory, attention, and learning. 

As a specialist, Dr. Ed Benny diagnoses and treats a wide range of neurological disorders.  

What are common neurological conditions?

Dr. Ed Benny diagnoses, treats, and manages a variety of conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, including:

  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Infections of the brain or nerves

He also treats spinal cord disorders, such as compression due to spinal stenosis or abnormal growth. 

What are the symptoms of a neurological disorder?

Neurological symptoms vary greatly depending on the part of your nervous system that’s affected and the severity of your condition. Signs and symptoms that you may have a neurological problem include:

  • Dizziness and confusion
  • Muscle weakness
  • Coordination problems
  • Changes in sensation, such as numbness or tingling

 

What are common neurology procedures?

When you see Dr. Ed Benny at The Spine and Sports Center, he begins with a physical exam and a review of your medical history. He may also perform a neurological exam, which includes testing your strength, reflexes, and coordination. 

Depending on what he discovers in the initial assessment, Dr. Ed Benny may also take tests, including:

  • Lumbar puncture to test your spinal fluid
  • Electromyography (EMG) to measure the electrical activity of your nerves
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG), which records the electrical activity of your brain
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Sleep studies to diagnose sleep disorders

If you think you may have a neurological condition, call The Spine and Sports Center or book an appointment online today.