The neurological portion of your assessment of a patient with headache can give you important clues and must be undertaken carefully and diligently. The basics of a neurological examination are covered in the first lessons of the Medmastery Clinical Neurology Essentials Course.
There are eight basic steps of a neurological examination:
- Mental status
- Cranial nerves
- Motor system
- Deep tendon reflexes
- Pathological reflexes
- Sensory system
- Gait and station
Here’s a handy infographic to help you remember them:
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