Neurology is the medical speciality connected to diseases of the brain, of the spinal cord, of the nerves and muscles. It is a medical and not a surgical speciality; neurosurgery is the surgical equivalent of neurology.

Around 80% of hospitalisations are connected to strokes, which are the main condition treated by Valais Hospital neurologists. Epileptic fits, headaches, fainting and dizziness also account for a large part of the syndromes that are treated.

Neurologists, in cooperation with geriatrists, also treat neurodegenerative diseases, be it dementia, as in the case of Alzheimer’s disease, or other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.

Neurologists also treat meningitis and encephalitis, in cooperation with the Infectious Diseases Department.

Neurologists also treat diseases of the nerves and muscles using supplementary diagnostic techniques such as electromyography (with the aim of studying the electrical activity of nerves and muscles), the analysis of an electroencephalogram or various other examinations using ultrasound.

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