What does a Brain Specialist do?

Doctors who specialize in treating the brain are called neurologists. A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system is made of two parts: the central and peripheral nervous system. It includes the brain and spinal cord. Illnesses, disorders, and injuries that involve the nervous system often require a neurologist’s management and treatment.


Neurologists manage and treat neurological conditions, or problems with the nervous system. Symptoms that commonly require a neurologist include: coordination problems muscle weakness, a change in sensation, confusion, dizziness, People who are having problems with their senses, such as touch, vision, or smell, may also need to see a neurologist. Problems with senses are sometimes caused by nervous system disorders.


Neurologists also see patients with: seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, such as myasthenia gravis, infections of the nervous system, including encephalitis, meningitis, or brain abscesses neurodegenerative disorders, such as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, spinal cord disorders, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorder, sheadaches, such as cluster headaches and migraines.  #neurologist #neurology #brain #brainspecialist #winnielimkhoo #manila #philippines #health #medicine #stroke #headache #migraine #pain


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