Neurological Diseases & Migraines Specialist

Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine

Internists located in Denver, CO

If you suffer from frequent migraines, you don’t have to live in pain. Internal medicine physician Dr. Igor Borisov and Dr. Witten at Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine in Denver treat neurological symptoms of migraines as well as a full scope of neurological diseases to help their patients live long, healthy lives. Call today to learn more, or book an appointment online.

Neurological Diseases & Migraines Q & A

Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine

What are neurological diseases?

Neurological diseases include disorders of the spine, brain, or nerves — more than 600 neurological diseases exist. Proper diagnosis and treatment can prevent or delay disease progression, helping to make day-to-day tasks safer and more enjoyable.

Examples of neurological diseases include:

  • Stroke
  • Chronic headaches, including migraines
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Meningitis
  • ALS

Additional neurological diseases may include memory problems and peripheral neuropathy, which pain, weakness, and numbness from nerve damage.

What are the symptoms of migraines?

Migraines are much more severe than common headaches, and they can have symptoms beyond just head pain, such as:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sound or light sensitivity
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision or other vision problems
  • Auras (seeing bright spots, light flashes, or wavy vision)

Migraine treatment may include pain medication, preventive medicines, or alternative treatments such as acupuncture, massage, or relaxation exercises.

What are the symptoms of neurological diseases?

Various neurological diseases exist, but many have similar symptoms, such as:

  • Tremors
  • Loss of balance
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Difficulty walking
  • Problems swallowing or breathing
  • Mood changes
  • Numbness
  • Seizures
  • Inability to speak, slurred speech, or other speech problems
  • Hearing or vision problems

How are neurological diseases diagnosed?

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, Dr. Borisov and Dr. Witten at Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine can help. Speedy diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent or delay neurological disease progression.

Dr. Borisov and Dr. Witten will go over your medical history, performs a physical examination, and may recommend diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, MRIs, EEGs, or EKGs, to identify a neurological condition.

How are neurological diseases treated?

The physicians at Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine offer a variety of treatment options for neurological diseases.

Depending on your specific condition, Dr. Borisov or Dr. Witten may recommend medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, alternative medicine, or lifestyle modifications. If conservative treatments are ineffective, Dr. Borisov or Dr. Witten may recommend surgery.

If you’re ready to end the pain and other symptoms associated with neurological diseases, call Ninth Avenue Internal Medicine or book an appointment online today.