When to See a Neurologist
#1 Numbness or Pain
One of the most major signs of sensory nerve damage is a sensation of numbness or pain anywhere in your body. Sensory nerves send the information from your skin and muscles to the brain, which sometimes sends back numb or pain sensations. Unexplained numbness and pain could be a symptom of something as serious as cancer or an autoimmune disease. You should be seen by a neurologist right away to rule out more serious conditions and get treated immediately.
#2 Migraines and Persistent Headaches
There are times when what you’re feeling is just a headache and then there are other times when it’s a migraine. It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between the two. If your headaches are accompanied by a sensitivity to light, nausea, or vomiting, then it’s likely a migraine. You may be genetically disposed to get migraines, or it may be brought on by something in your diet, such as caffeine or alcohol. If you’re getting migraines or frequent headaches, be sure to consult with a neurologist to help determine the cause and strategize for future treatment.