Please explain the neurological exam. Having been to several neurologists I am wondering how the "squeeze my fingers, do you feel this, tell when the vibrations stop" are used to monitor things. Each doctor that I have had did these exams differently. What weight does this exam carry?
The neurological exam is used for two purposes:
- To localize a problem in the nervous system
- To quantify the extent of the damage
The tests you mention partially do both of these.
Revere Kinkel MD
Director of the UCSD Multiple Sclerosis Program