Neurologists treat and diagnose disorders of the nervous system. Central nervous system disorders affect the brain and spinal cord and include conditions such as stroke, headache, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease. Peripheral nervous system disorders affect the spinal nerves, peripheral nerves and muscles. Pinched nerves, carpal tunnel syndrome, neuritis, and localized pain are conditions that commonly affect the peripheral nervous system. Oftentimes advanced neurodiagnostic testing such as EMG or MRI is needed to make a diagnosis. Early and accurate diagnosis promotes prompt and correct treatment of neurological disorders. Early treatment leads to better outcomes and reduces complications such as pain, lifestyle impairments, amd ultimately nerve damage. Accurate diiagnosis leads to treatments which are directed at the exact neurological disorder at hand and can reduce overall medical costs and avoid unnecessary therapies and testing. Broad clinical experience and training is important to the clinical practice of neurology.

Meet Dr. Kushner

Michael J. Kushner, MD, FAAN

Common Neurological Disorders:

Central Nervous System Disorders

  • Headache and Migraine
  • Stroke and stroke preventions
  • Parkinson's diease
  • Movement disorders
  • Dizziness & Vertigo
  • Epilepsy
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck & back pain

Peripheral Nervous System Disorders

  • Neuropathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Muscle Weakness & Fatigue
  • Numbness & Tingling
  • Arm & Leg Pain
  • Cramps & Muscle Spasms


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