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What happens in a neurological work-up

02/15/2007

Question:

My doctor wants to do a neurological work-up, because of numbness and heaviness in my legs. I also have dizziness. What is involved in a work-up? Is anything other than an MRI done? Is it invasive?

Answer:

It is impossible for me to predict what tests your doctor will order, since I do not have the benefit of taking a full history and doing a full physical exam.  As such, I cannot comment on whether testing ordered is appropriate or not either.

I believe that this topic is best discussed with your local physician.

Good luck!

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Response by:

Brett   Kissela, MD Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati