Caribbean Neurological Center
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a neurologist?
A neurologist is a medical doctor specializing in Neurology.
Neurology is the branch of medicine that studies the nervous system. The nervous system can be affected by conditions such as strokes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. A neurologist is trained to research, diagnose and treat neurological disorders.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory and autoimmune chronic disease that affects the central nervious system and spinal cord.

What are the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis?
Some of the symptoms are tiredness, cognitive problems, numbness in the extremities, vertigo, dizziness, rigidity, muscular weakness, joint pain, loss of balance, poor coordination, shakes, intestinal and bladder problems, sexual disorders and loss of interest, among others.

How can the doctor help me my multiple sclerosis condition?
Dr. Chinea provides patient evaluations and determines the treatment to follow to reduce the recurrence and progress of multiple sclerosis outbreaks.

What is muscular spasticity?
It is a condition in which certain muscles are constantly contracting causing an increase in the patients muscle tone resulting in pain.

What treatments exist for muscular spasticity?
The principal treatments for muscular spasticity are physical therapy, occupational therapy, tizanidine, Baclofen and Botox®, among others.

Reference: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes

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