What is Neurological Examination Medical Test
Neurological Examination includes assessment of motor responses and sensor neurons along with reflexes to determine if the nervous system is functioning properly. The procedure includes patient’s history review and physical examination of the patient. Neurological examination can be done if the patient has trouble making decisions or in concentration. Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, strokes, chronic migraines and meningitis are few of the neurological conditions. These conditions can lead to dizziness, paralysis, speech problems, confusion, muscle weakness and other disorders.
Procedure of Neurological Examination
The examination starts with the neurologist asking certain questions to be answered orally or on paper. Then the doctor looks for the signs of neurological disorder if any. This includes your way of balance, how you walk, posture, cognition ability, body coordination, etc. The doctor might also do a physical body examination in which he will check your heart beat, eyes, pulse and lungs.
Further, the doctor may perform tests like:
Memory Test: You might be given a list of words, numbers or sentences to check your memory
Verbal communication Test: The doctor might ask you to list down certain tests starting with an alphabet
Cognition Test: In this test you might be asked to describe a something. Maybe a picture or any pet.
Motor Test: This tests helps determine how your seeing and hearing ability affects the memory. You might also be asked to perform certain tests like putting peg into pegboard using one hand and then with another hand.