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NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

Atlantic Wellness & Integrative Specialty Health Clinic

Integrative Medicine Physician & Wellness Specialist located in Germantown, MD

With more than 1,000 neurological conditions, it’s no surprise to learn they cause a vast range of symptoms, from pain, headaches, and muscle stiffness to changes in speech and difficulty walking. At Atlantic Wellness & Integrative Specialty Health Clinic in Germantown and Silver Spring, Maryland, Rosemarie Filart, MD, has extensive experience helping patients overcome neurological symptoms on patients’ wellness journey. Dr. Filart provides individualized treatment that includes conventional medicine, alternative and complementary medicine, physical medicine, and regenerative therapies. To get expert care for your neurological condition, call our office or schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment online.

 

What are neurological conditions?

Neurological disorders include any condition that affects your brain, spinal cord, and the vast network of nerves throughout your body.

Neurological conditions arise from problems such as:

  • Genetic disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Blood vessel diseases
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Functional disorders
  • Spinal cord or nerve injuries
  • Seizure disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Tumors
  • Infections

Each of the above disorders includes many different health conditions.

What are the most common neurological conditions?

Atlantic W.I.S.H. Clinic frequently treats patients who have:

  • Neuropathy and neuropathic pain
  • Concussions (mild traumatic brain injuries)
  • Post-stroke
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity

These are only a few examples of the many neurological conditions we treat with integrative medicine.

What symptoms develop if I have a neurological disorder?

The expansive range of neurological conditions represents too many symptoms to list them all. Here are a few examples:

Neuropathy may cause diverse symptoms, from pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle atrophy, to a rapid heartbeat, nausea, or excessive sweating. The symptoms you develop depend on the type of peripheral nerve that’s damaged.

Another group of neurological conditions called movement disorders causes spasticity, muscle rigidity and spasms, tremors, gait changes, and loss of balance. A head injury can result in headaches, dizziness, confusion, double vision, and memory loss.

How are neurological conditions diagnosed?

When you’re faced with the complex problems caused by neurological conditions, you need the exceptional whole-person care provided by Atlantic W.I.S.H. Clinic.

We carefully assess your physical condition, evaluate your nutritional status, and run a genomic analysis when needed. Genomics shows how your unique genetic makeup affects the way you metabolize medications and digest nutrients.

Atlantic W.I.S.H. Clinic also uses state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging to visualize the inside of your body. Ultrasounds can reveal inflammation and other issues that contribute to neurological disorders. 

How are neurological conditions treated?

Then we work closely with you to create a treatment plan that draws from conventional and alternative options. You receive the best therapies available to restore and maintain wellness. 

You may need injectable medications, regenerative medicine, acupuncture, yoga, or physical therapy and rehabilitation, to name just a few possibilities.

In addition to directly treating your underlying neurological condition and symptoms, our provider at Atlantic W.I.S.H. Clinic supports your overall emotional and physical wellness with mind-body medicine. 

We teach mindfulness meditation and incorporate healing movement therapies such as yoga, tai chi, and qigong.

If your life is challenged with a neurological condition, we invite you to book an appointment to learn how our integrative approach can keep you on the path to wellness.