Our Neurologist Team

The quality of health services revolve around the capabilities of the medical team and associated personnel. Our doctors possess a wealth of experience and have aided in the recovery of patients from all over the globe. In addition to possessing robust credentials, our doctors have cross-disciplinary qualifications which equips them to provide complete care. Our support staff are also highly experienced and form an integral part of our team. They are prepped and ready to assist you in your path to recovery.


Neurologist Doctors

What are some common symptoms of neurological disorders? 

Common symptoms of neurological disorders:

  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Numbness or tingling in the limbs
  • Muscle weakness or paralysis
  • Memory problems or cognitive impairment
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Vision problems
  • Tremors or involuntary movements
  • Changes in coordination or gait
  • Changes in behaviour or mood
  • Sleep disturbances

How to diagnose neurological disorders?

Diagnosing neurological disorders involves a comprehensive evaluation by a qualified medical professional, typically a neurologist. The process may include:

  • Medical history: Gathering information about the patient’s symptoms, family history, and past medical conditions.
  • Physical examination: Assessing the patient’s neurological function, reflexes, coordination, and sensory responses.
  • Neurological tests: Conducting specific tests to evaluate the nervous system’s function, such as MRI, CT scans, EEG, nerve conduction studies, and lumbar puncture.
  • Blood tests: Checking for certain markers or abnormalities that may indicate neurological issues.
  • Cognitive assessments: Testing memory, cognitive abilities, and mental function to assess any cognitive impairment.
  • Electromyography (EMG): Measuring electrical activity in muscles to diagnose neuromuscular disorders.

 When should you consult a neurologist? What are some common neurological disorders?

You should consider consulting a neurologist if you experience any persistent or concerning neurological symptoms, such as chronic headaches, unexplained seizures, weakness, numbness, or difficulties with movement or coordination. Additionally, if you have a family history of neurological disorders or have been referred by another healthcare professional, it’s advisable to seek a neurological evaluation.

Dr. Srividhya S

Dr. Srividhya S

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), DM(Neurology)

Department of Neurology

Associate Consultant

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Dr. Shankar Balakrishnan

Dr. Shankar Balakrishnan


Department of Neurology, Institute of Neuroscience, Rela Centre For Mobility & Movement

Clinical Lead

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Neurologists are medical specialists who diagnose and treat disorders related to the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Neurologist problems refer to the various neurological disorders and conditions that they diagnose and treat.

The top 10 neurological diseases include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, migraines, ALS, Huntington’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, and traumatic brain injury.

The treatment and prognosis of neurological problems vary depending on the specific disorder. While some neurological conditions can be managed and controlled with medications and therapies, others may have no cure but can be treated to improve symptoms and quality of life.

Some neurological problems, especially those affecting vital functions like breathing and heart rate, can be life-threatening. Conditions like severe strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and certain brain infections can lead to death if not treated promptly.

Neurological conditions can occur at any age, but some may have age-specific prevalence. For instance, neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are more common in older adults, while conditions like pediatric epilepsy or certain congenital neurological disorders are more prevalent in children.

Neurological damage refers to any impairment or injury to the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Brain damage is a type of neurological damage specifically affecting the brain.

 Signs of brain damage can include cognitive impairment, memory problems, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, changes in behaviour or personality, headaches, seizures, and motor function issues, depending on the severity and location of the brain damage.

The brain has some capacity to recover from certain types of damage. This process is known as neuroplasticity, where the brain rewires and reorganises itself to compensate for the damaged areas. The extent of recovery depends on various factors, such as the cause of the damage, the individual’s overall health, and the specific brain regions affected. Rehabilitation, therapy, and treatments can also aid in the recovery process. However, the brain’s ability to recover is not infinite, and some damage may be permanent.


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