1. Who is a neurologist?
The neurologist is a medical professional qualified and specialized in treating nervous system-related diseases like neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, paralysis, Bell's palsy, etc.
2. What is the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon?
A neurologist can diagnose and prescribe medicine to treat a neurological disorder, whereas a neurosurgeon will diagnose and perform surgeries for brain and spinal cord related diseases.
3. What kind of illnesses do neurologists treat?
A neurologist can treat illnesses related to the nervous system, which includes brain and spinal cord. The neurological conditions which he can treat are headaches, migraines, epilepsy, ruptured or bleeding blood vessels, multiple sclerosis, encephalitis, meningitis and Alzheimer's disease.
4. When should one visit a neurologist?
You should visit a neurologist with problems in sense of touch, and vision and symptoms like muscle weakness, change in sensation, coordination problem in senses, chronic headache, and dizziness.
5. Who do neurologists work with?
The neurologist can do private practice in a clinical setup or may work in a hospital with a team of physicians. Some neurologists may work in the field of research studying complicated nervous system diseases.