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Whats the difference between neurology and neurosurgery, what do they involve?

Whats the difference between neurology and neurosurgery, what do they involve?

Surgery: Neurologist treat things that are non-operatively treated. Neurosurgeons are more focused on the surgical aspects of the patient's care. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Replogle
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Neurosurgery (Definition)

Neurosurgery is the specialty of treating diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves and their supporting structures. This includes trauma, tumors, degenerative disease , vascular disease and congenital conditions usually but not ...Read more


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What kind of specialist to see, neurology or neurosurgery? I think I have a brain tumor.

What kind of specialist to see, neurology or neurosurgery? I think I have a brain tumor.

Primary care: It may be optimal to start with your primary care provider to first address the basis of concern that you might have a brain tumor. The pcp could then determine to whom the referral should be made. ...Read more

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After stroke, cannot move her arms or legs well. Should she see a specialist in neurology or neurosurgery?

After stroke, cannot move her arms or legs well. Should she see a specialist in neurology or neurosurgery?

To start: They need to be evaluated by a neurologist to start but then should be seen by a physical medicine doctor and physical and occupational therapist to help them get better. ...Read more

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Cost of studying neurology?

Cost of studying neurology?

Lots..Staggeringly: First, 4 years of college, then 4 years of medical school...Then a year of internship and then about 3-5 years of residency/fellowship. It takes a lot of money and time and dedication...I am pleased that you are interested, but go talk to a neurologist first before you make a decision... ...Read more

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What is idiopath auto neurology?

What is idiopath auto neurology?

New specialty to me: My guess is that this is a specialist that helps personal injury lawsuit clients that were in accidents using idiopathic methods. ...Read more

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What is the pbl neurologic disorder?

What is the pbl neurologic disorder?

?PVL: I am wondering whether you may be asking about pvl which occurs in premature infants who suffer rds. This is the term used for periventricular leucomalacia. This a finding on ct and MRI that can be associated with the clinical condition of cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a neurological condition?

What are the signs of a neurological condition?

Depends : Nerves are involved in most functions of the body from bladder/stomach/blood pressure to sensation/strength/cognition. Whether or not there is a specific underlying disease depends on what system of the body is dysfunctional and what the symptoms are ...Read more

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What are some neurological symptoms?

What are some neurological symptoms?

Neuro symptoms: Neurological symptoms include weakness, numbness, loss of coordination, double vision, loss of vision in one eye, loss of speech or memory, inability to recognize left or right, trouble writing or calculating, tremor, seizure, or trouble with walking. ...Read more

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Is neurosurgery used for back problems?

Is neurosurgery used for back problems?

Definitely: In most situations neurosurgeons will treat back problems without surgery. If nonsurgical treatments are not helping and a surgical option is appropriate, neurosurgeons are extensively trained to perform these types of operations. ...Read more

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Best way to ease neurological migraines?

Best way to ease neurological migraines?

Migraine: There are two kinds of therapies: abortive- design to alleviate the pain during an attack and preventive- designed to reduce frequency and intensity of migraine. They are usually triggered by inadequate diet, poor sleep, stress or certain medications. Check with your doctor to find our what could be your best medication as it may vary for person to person based on their history. ...Read more

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Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

Is neurosyphilis a neurological problems?

Neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis is an infection of brain/spinal cord caused by untreated syphilis (caused by the bacteria treponema palladum). It is a late complication. It may be asymptomatic or manifest with different neurological problems (e.g. Abnormal walking, poor reflexes, dementia, etc...) a neurological exam (including imaging) and blood tests for syphilis are done. Treatment is usually with penicillin. ...Read more

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How long is a fellowship for neurosurgery?

How long is a fellowship for neurosurgery?

Years: Neurosurgery training involves 4 yrs of college, 4 years of med school, 1 year of general surgery internship, & 6-7 years of residency. At that point you are able to practice as a neurosurgeon, pending board certification (within 5 yrs). Fellowship is extra training in a specific area and is optional, usually 1-3 years depending on the area studied. Most do not do a fellowship. ...Read more

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What can I do to address neurological symptoms?

What can I do to address neurological symptoms?

See your doctor: The best thing to do is to first talk to your primary care physician. You will be examined and if your doctor thinks you need tests or need to be seen by a neurologist, those tests/consults will be ordered. ...Read more

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Is it possible for neurological damage be fixed?

Is it possible for neurological damage be fixed?

Must believe so: Nerves and brain tissue do not repair in the manner of other tissues. However, they can repair or accommodate to injury in remarkable ways. There must always be hope that recovery will occur. There should also be realistic approach to doing the best with what we have. Patients who are brain injured, paralyzed, epileptic, memory loss, have multiple sclerosis or parkinsonism can live well. ...Read more

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How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

How does hemivertebrae cause neurologic problems?

Severe spinal curve: The spine curves with eventual kinking of nerve in spinal canal the curve have to be huge kyphosis forward bending is a risk for neuro problems. ...Read more

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Please describe the sub-specialities of neurosurgery?

Please describe the sub-specialities of neurosurgery?

Many: There are many subspecialities of neurosurgery. Here are a few: 1. Cerebrovascular-deals with aneurysms, avms, strokes 2. Tumor-brain or spine tumors 3. Neurotrauma/neurocritical care-head and spine injury and the brain monitoring to optimize recover 4. Pediatrics 5. Spine/peripheral nerve 6. Pain/functional: ie. Surgery for parkinson 7. Radiosurgery-use of focused beam radiation-ie. Gamma knife. ...Read more

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Can paraneoplastic neurological syndrome be reversed?

Can paraneoplastic neurological syndrome be reversed?

Removal of primary: Complete removal of the tumor causing the paraneoplastic syndrome should help. However, the lesions may not be reversible. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/paraneoplastic-syndromes/basics/definition/CON-20028459 ...Read more

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Could heavy thinking help prevent neurological diseases?

No: It is unclear at this time what causes degenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's. What is known is that people with higher cognitive baselines can compensate for longer until they become symptomatic. As far as we know this has no effect on treating the actual disease itself ...Read more

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurology (Definition)

Neurology is a field of study in which a person studies the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in brain, spinal cord, and nerve disorders ...Read more