A 34-year-old female asked:
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do neurologists really know how to deal with specific, localized nerve pain? or is there just a lot they don't understand yet?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Consult?: If this is complex regional pain syndrome / causalgia, it may be difficult to manage despite the neurologist being totally savvy. You may want a consult with a pain management specialist. Sorry you're going through this.
Answered on Aug 30, 2013
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Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: In europe, neurologists are picked from the top 5% of medical docs. In the us, they usually hail from the bottom 10% except a select few who just love the nervous system. Therefore, it's important to find an academic neurologist who enjoys detective work and who will pinpoint the problem nerve for you. If he/she cannot figure it out, see a neurosurgeon. Good luck.
Answered on Aug 30, 2013
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