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Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions involving the nervous system and to all aspects where the nerves extend. There are two main parts of the nervous system; central and peripheral. Central encompasses the brain and spinal cord where as the peripheral is made up of nerves that branch off from the spinal cord and extend to all parts of the body.
Dr. Harjasleen Walia is a board certified Neurologist with a sub-specialty in Headache Medicine and Brain Injury. She completed her residency training in 2017 in General Neurology followed by a fellowship in Headache Medicine at New York University School of Medicine in 2018 where she trained with the leading experts in the field of Headache Medicine. She has achieved awards from various Headache societies including the Scholarship for Emerging Leaders in Headache 2016 from the American Headache Society as well as a Scholarship for Emerging Headache Fellow 2017 from the Headache Cooperative of New England. She has multiple publications including Post Concussive Syndrome: A focus on post-traumatic headache and related cognitive, psychiatric and sleep issues. Review of Literature in the journal Current Neurology 2016. During her training Dr. Walia also developed a Concussion Impact Sensor which has a patent pending.
Dr. Walia believes in compassionate care with a comprehensive approach to treat the whole of the patient and not just the symptoms of illness. Patients are treated based on pathophysiologic causes of their illness utilizing both Eastern and Western medicine for a complimentary approach to treatment. A solid foundational knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology allows Dr. Walia to use a multimodal approach to treatment including medications, peripheral nerve blocks, myofascial release, botox for migraine, trigger point injections and acupuncture.