A neurology doctor, also known as a neurologist, is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Neurology is a subspecialty of internal medicine.
Neurologists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological conditions, including stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. They may also diagnose and treat conditions that affect the muscles, such as myasthenia gravis and motor neuron disease.
In addition to diagnosing and treating neurological conditions, neurologists may also perform physical exams, order and interpret diagnostic tests, such as imaging scans and electromyography (EMG), and prescribe medications to treat neurological conditions. They may also work with other healthcare professionals, such as neurosurgeons and physical therapists, to provide comprehensive care to their patients.
If you have symptoms that suggest a neurological condition, or if you have been diagnosed with a neurological condition and need ongoing treatment, it is important to see a neurologist for proper diagnosis and management of your condition.