Express Gratitude to Neurologists!
The human body requires different systems in the body to function seamlessly so that we enjoy good health.
The different systems in the body are the digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system, and more. Each of these systems comprises different organs that are interconnected. Therefore, for the proper functioning of a system, all the organs and interconnections must work perfectly.
This is where the role of specialist doctors becomes important. There are specialist doctors who have the expertise in the functioning of a specific system. One of the important systems of our body is the nervous system and the specialist who take care of it are known as neurologists.
Disorders of the nervous system or issues with it are arguably the most concerning conditions according to doctors. This is why neurologists are one of the most valued specialists in the medical field.
Neurologists are doctors who specialize in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries, disorders, and diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system consists of the brain and the spinal cord which essentially form the central nervous system and the nerves make the peripheral nervous system.
A neurologist has to complete four years in medical school, followed by a year’s internship and at least another three years of specialized training to be able to successfully be established as one. Since the neurology field is so vast, most doctors pursue their own sub-speciality within neurology. Some of the common specialties within neurology are – neuro-oncology, neuropsychology, neuromuscular medicine, autonomic disorders, epilepsy, and child neurology.
Neurologists are specialist doctors who take care of a patient who has a neurological disorder that needs frequent check-ups and care. They also support and stay in consultation with the primary care provider of a patient with symptomatic strokes, seizures, and headaches. A neurologist addresses various disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system. These include conditions like issues with the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, and muscles. The most common conditions or disorders they treat are epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors and trauma, multiple sclerosis, migraines as well as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). They also diagnose and treat infections of the brain and cancers.
Because there is a higher chance of one incurring a neurological disorder as they age, neurologists take extra care to also talk about prevention. Since the brain is the organ that powers the functions of the body, neurologists also have to make sure they are extra careful.