1. Who is a neurologist?
A neurologist is a medical expert who treats conditions related to the central and peripheral nervous system, spinal cord and the brain.
2. What is the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon?
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.
3. What kind of illnesses do neurologists treat?
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.
4. When should one visit a neurologist?
One should visit a neurologist if they have complaints of dizziness, consulvions, repeated headaches, migraines, or problems with vision, memory, gait and movement.
5. Who do neurologists work with?
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.
Doctors who are specialized in examining, diagnosing, and treating diseases and disorders related to the nervous system are called Neurologists. Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Some of the central and peripheral nervous system diseases are seizures, brain stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and myasthenia gravis.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Neurologist:
The following diseases and medical conditions are treated by Neurologists:
Some of the most common Neurological disorders are:
Most common signs and symptoms of Neurological conditions are:
There are 7 categories in a Neurological examination and they are as follows:
If an individual is suffering from traumatic disorders, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, brain stroke or any other disorders related to the central or peripheral nervous system, they should consult a Neurologist.
You can consult a Neurologist either online or offline. However, depending on the availability of the doctor and the convenience of the patient, pre-booking may be required for consultation.
It is recommended to visit a Neurologist once a year to check the medical condition of the nervous system. However, if a person is suffering from central or peripheral nervous system diseases or conditions, they must consult a Neurologist once in 6 months.