The study and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. A neurologist assists patients who have stroke complications, head injuries, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, and other afflictions of the brain and spinal cord.
Physicians within this specialty diagnose and treat all disease or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles and their blood supplies. These disorders include migraine, headache, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia and other mental status problems.
Diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system, including their supporting structure and blood vessels. Encompasses treatment of disorders involving the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, and autonomic nervous system. Strokes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord disorders are typical problems that are treated and diagnosed.
Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Physicians specializing in the field of neurology are called neurologists and are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with neurological disorders. Most neurologists are trained to treat and diagnose adults with neurological disorders.