Neurologist – Definition, Treatment Areas, and more
Neurology: Definition & Overview
Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with various disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, muscles, nerves and their blood supply. The major areas covered in neurology are:
A physician who works and treats in the field of neurology is known as a neurologist; neurologists treat several neurological disorders via medications. These neurological disorders often differ between infants, young children, and adults. Neurological disorders in young children and infants may be managed by pediatric neurologists, that includes disorders like cerebral palsy, complex metabolic diseases, epilepsy, learning disabilities, and nerve and muscle diseases.
Who is a Neurology Doctor or Neurologist?
A Neurology doctor or neurologist is a medical doctor who has a specialization in diagnosing & treating diseases of the nervous system that mainly consists of the brain and the spinal cord. Illnesses, disorders, and injuries that involve the nervous system often require the assistance of a neurologist in order to manage and treat them.
When to See a Neurologist?
Symptoms that commonly require a neurologist’s assistance include:
People who are suffering from problems with their senses, vision, or smell, may also need to see a neurologist. Most of the problems with senses are caused by nervous system disorders.
What are the Diseases treated by a Neurologists?
What are the Lab Investigations Used to Diagnose Neurological Disorders?
During the initial stages, a neurologist performs a physical and neurological exam to examine your muscle strength, reflexes, and coordination. Based on the results, he/she may recommend a variety of procedures to diagnose a condition:-
What are the Other Common Procedures Done by Neurologists?
How to Become a 'Brain-Picking' Neurologist: Education & Training Requirements
To become a qualified and certified neurologist, a doctor must receive five & a half years of training in M.B.B.S from a medical college. After that, he/she needs to undertake a postgraduate course in Internal medicine which is for three years. The post-graduation is followed by a super specialization degree in Neurology.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.