The diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease is challenging. The nervous system is comprised of the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. It is both a complex and highly sensitive system that controls even the most basic functions. May patients with an underlying neurological disorder present to their veterinarian with a variety of symptoms. Some common neurological problems are:

• Epilepsy
• Seizures
• Limb paralysis
• Balance disorders
• Brain tumors or trauma
• Congenital anomalies
• Degenerative myelopathy
• Infections or inflammation
• Vision problems
• Neuromuscular disorder or swallowing difficulties
• Ruptured disks
• Spinal factures or tumors
• Meningitis or excessive fluid build-up within the brain

Diagnostic evaluations are required in order to pinpoint the problem and provide treatment options. Our board-certified neurologist, Dr. Belinda Comito, surgeons and radiologists work together to determine the best treatment options for your pet. They use many advanced diagnostics to determine the best course of action including:

• Advanced laboratory testing
• Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) analysis
• Diagnostic imaging-ultrasound, radiography, CT (Computed tomography) scans and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
• Neuromuscular evaluation with electromyography (EMG)
• Myelography