A: A neurologist is a medical expert who treats conditions related to the central and peripheral nervous system, spinal cord and the brain.
Q: What is the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon?
A: Both neurologists and neurologists are trained to diagnose diseases of the nervous system which includes the brain and the spine. However, neurologists do not perform surgery, they can treat with medicines and refer to neurosurgeons.
Q: What kind of illnesses do neurologists treat?
A: Neurologisists commonly treat disorders such as headaches, epilepsy, tremors, sleep disorders, Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson's disease to name a few.
Q: When should one visit a neurologist?
A: One should visit a neurologist if they have complaints of dizziness, consulvions, repeated headaches, migraines, or problems with vision, memory, gait and movement.
Q: Who do neurologists work with?
A: Neurologists usually work in hospitals, out-patient clinics and some may even have their own private practice. Some neurologists may even be part of a team of physicians and surgeons of other specialities or even engage in research work.