Sujatha Borra, M.D.

General Neurologist located in Tampa, FL & Wesley Chapel, FL

You may need a doctor who specializes in neurology if you lose your ability to smell, your memory is weakening, you have a chronic headache, or low back pain. That’s a wide range of symptoms because neurology affects every part of your body. Dr. Sujatha Borra has extensive experience diagnosing diverse symptoms, pinpointing the underlying nerve problem, and providing effective treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your nerves, call the office in Tampa, Florida.

Neurology Q & A

What is neurology?

Neurology is the field of medicine devoted to treating disorders and diseases of your nervous system.

Your nervous system is divided into two primary parts:

  • Central nervous system: nerves in your brain and spinal cord
  • Peripheral nervous system: nerves that connect all parts of your body to the brain

Your peripheral nervous system includes:

  • Sensory nerves that send information from the body to the brain
  • Motor nerves that send instructions from the brain out to the body
  • Autonomic nerves that monitor and regulate your heart, lungs, internal organs, and glands

What health problems are associated with neurology?

People often come to see Dr. Borra when they experience symptoms like muscle weakness, seizures, and problems with their coordination. Some have memory problems or feel confused, while others experience dizziness.

Pain due to a damaged or diseased nerve is a common symptom experienced by many patients. You may also develop a problem with your senses, such as loss of smell or the sensation of touch.

Here are a few examples of the many different neurological conditions often treated by Dr. Borra:

  • Migraines
  • Vertigo
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diabetic neuropathy

How are neurologic problems diagnosed?

Your initial visit with Dr. Borra begins with a thorough review of your medical history and symptoms. Details about your symptoms are especially important. For example, Dr. Borra may want to know when they happen, how long they last, and whether they produce tingling, numbness, or weakness.

During a neurological evaluation, Dr. Borra may test your reflexes and check your ability to feel sensations. She often assesses muscle strength and how autonomic nerves are functioning, which requires one or more specialized tests.

Neurologists use many different diagnostic tests to target the underlying cause of your nerve problem. In addition to blood work, electrodiagnostic tests are some of the most important diagnostic procedures.

What are electrodiagnostic tests?

Electrodiagnostic tests measure the electrical activity of your muscles and nerves. The most common electrodiagnostic tests are:

  • Electromyography (EMG): assesses the health of your muscles and the nerves controlling them
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG): tests electrical activity in your brain

If you experience symptoms associated with a neurologic problem or you have any questions, call Dr. Borra or use online booking to schedule an appointment.