Neurology Consultants of Arizona
Luay Shayya, MD
Neurology & Concussion Specialist located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your nervous system is a complex network containing billions of nerves in your brain, spinal cord, and throughout your body. When any type of injury or disease affects one or more nerves, you need a highly trained neurologist like Luay Shayya, MD, at Neurology Consultants of Arizona, in Scottsdale, Arizona, to meticulously sort through your symptoms, perform diagnostic procedures, and accurately determine the cause of neuropathy. Dr. Shayya treats the full range of neurological disorders, including migraines, vertigo, strokes, multiple sclerosis, and dementia. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.
Neurologist Q & A
What should I know about neurology?
Neurology is a field of medicine that specializes in the treatment of problems affecting your nervous system. To become a neurologist, physicians must graduate from medical school, complete one year of residency training, and then go on to successfully finish at least three years of extensive training in neurology.
As an experienced neurologist, Dr. Shayya treats all diseases and injuries affecting your central nervous and peripheral nervous systems. The central nervous system (CNS) includes all the nerves in your brain and spinal cord.
The peripheral nervous system consists of three types of nerves: sensory, motor, and autonomic. Sensory nerves carry information from your body to your brain. Motor nerves transmit instructions from your brain to your muscles. Your autonomic nerves control all the essential body system you need to live, like your heart, lungs, and digestive tract.
What health conditions do patients with neurological problems develop?
These are only a few examples of the neurological problems treated by Dr. Shayya:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Migraines and other headaches
Dr. Shayya also specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea.
What symptoms indicate I may need a neurologist?
The symptoms you develop depend on which nerves are affected. Many nerve conditions cause pain that’s described as a sharp or burning sensation. Tingling and numbness are also common symptoms when your peripheral nerves are damaged. Migraines cause intense head pain, as well as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light.
Many patients experience symptoms like muscle weakness or problems with their balance and coordination. Some neurological conditions cause seizures, while others lead to memory problems, confusion, and dizziness.
Nerve problems can make you lose the ability to smell and affect your other senses. If your autonomic nerves are damaged, you can have a broad range of symptoms, including an irregular heartbeat and problems with bowel and bladder function.
How does a neurologist diagnose nerve problems?
Neurologists have numerous tools that allow them to diagnose your condition accurately. A few examples of the diagnostic tests Dr. Shayya frequently performs include:
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Nerve conduction studies
- Transcranial Doppler
- Home sleep studies
- Lumbar punctures
- Somatosensory evoked potentials
Dr. Shayya also offers dementia screenings and routine diagnostic procedures such as CT scans, PET scans, and MRIs.
To get help with any neurological problem, call Neurology Consultants of Arizona or book an appointment online.