What kind of doctor is a neurologist?

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What kind of doctor is a neurologist?

Neurology is studying the methods of preventing pathologies of the nervous system. Often the symptoms of different diseases are very similar. Determining the correct diagnosis requires extensive knowledge of different fields of medicine from the aesculapius.

Many mistakenly consider neurologists to be specialists in treating patients with mental disorders of varying complexity, the main cause of which are pathologies of the central nervous system, the description of neurological diseases is extremely diverse and versatile. By the nature of their activities, neurologists often collaborate with psychiatrists, although they are specialists in various fields. Neurological diseases, as a rule, accompany changes in mental and behavioral conditions and often require a comprehensive treatment method. Quite often, a psychotherapist is involved with a psychiatrist.  

Environmental pollution, the consumption of junk food, a sedentary lifestyle are the main cause of the increase in the number and rejuvenation of neurological pathologies. Often they occur against the backdrop of impaired coordination of movement, and with particularly complex forms, partial or complete paralysis develops or loss of sensitivity to temperature, physical and other types of effects. The direct competence of a neurologist is the following pathologies:

  • Pain in the face and head.
  • Nervous spasms, epilepsy.
  • Tumors of the spinal cord and brain.
  • Radiculitis, osteochondrosis, hernia.
  • Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
  • Damage to the vessels of the brain.

A particularly important area of ​​treatment for diseases of the nervous system is pediatric neurology. A significant part of pathologies originates at an early age (for example, epilepsy) and take a chronic form over the years.

At the first sign, you need to contact a specialist. An experienced specialist can assess the general background of the patient’s position by the nature of movements and gait, but it is necessary to conduct a course of research to determine the reasons that provoked the development of pathology.

The duration of the course depends on the specificity and severity of the disease. Tactics are selected individually. At the initial stage of the development of diseases, conservative therapy is quite effectively used, and chronic forms often require surgical intervention.

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