What to Expect At Your Neurologist Appointment


Head injuries after a motor vehicle accidents or other personal injury is common. Did you know that a special type of doctor called a neurologist can help treat you after a concussion or other type of brain injury?

At the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC, our Rhode Island and Massachusetts personal injury lawyers can help review your symptoms, speak to you, and read your medical record to ensure that you know your rights and obtain the proper medical treatment.

Neurology After A Car Accident Or Personal Injury

Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of nervous system disorders. A doctor who specializes in neurology, a neurologist, diagnoses and treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as:

  • Headache disorders
  • Infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord disorders

Why See A Neurologist After A Personal Injury?

First and foremost, head injuries can be extremely life altering and are not always understood as easily as a fracture or other visible injury.

Head injuries frequently occur after a car accident or slip and fall. Sometimes, the symptoms will not be present right away, but it is important to seek medical treatment after the personal injury. The emergency room or family doctor may downplay your symptoms, because these provider are not as specialized as a neurologist.

Neurologists can help treat your personal injuries that affect your brain and spinal cord – especially if your current treatment is not helping. After you are diagnosed, a neurologist can create a treatment plan that will help avoid permanent impairments.

As to your personal injury claim, treating with a neurologist will document your injuries, diagnosis, treatment plan, and prognosis. This is extremely important admissible evidence on your personal injury case. Remember – the insurance companies are looking out for their interests in avoiding paying you and are not going to help you to understand or treat for your head injuries. Hiring our experienced personal injury lawyers will ensure that your case is properly documented and that you in turn, achieve justice with a great settlement.

Typical Neurology Appointments To Assess Brain Injuries After A Personal Injury

When you visit your neurologist, the doctor will typically review your medical history and symptoms. Next, the neurologist will also conduct a physical exam that focuses on your brain and nervous system that sometimes includes:

  • Imaging tests of the brain or spine to look for brain damage, problems with your blood vessels, bones, nerves, or discs.
  • A study of your brain function called an electroencephalograph, or EEG, to record the electrical activity in your brain.
  • A muscle or nerve biopsy to look for signs of certain neuromuscular disorders

Visiting a neurologist following a head injury from a personal injury case will help you get on the road to recovery and will help our top lawyers win your case with the proper medical documentation.

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