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Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Not exactly: They usually treat problems related to the neurologic system that would involve both brain and peripheral problems regarding both diagnostics and treatment.

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Is it within a behavioral neurologists scope treat primary psychiatric disorders such as bipolar along w/ psych symptoms from neuro conditions?

Is it within a behavioral neurologists scope treat primary psychiatric disorders such as bipolar along w/ psych symptoms from neuro conditions?

Yes: A behavioral psychologist would have the range of knowledge to treat coexisting bipolar unless verbalized preference for a psychiatrist to handle that

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Can behavioral neurologists legally treat primary psychiatric disorders such as bipolar along w/ psychiatric disorders arising due to neuro conditions?

Can behavioral neurologists legally treat primary psychiatric disorders such as bipolar along w/ psychiatric disorders arising due to neuro conditions?

There are no: "legal" barriers however NO physician, worth their "oath" will treat any condition that they are not fully competent to treat!!!! BTW behavioral Neurlogy and Adult Psychiatry are very common CO-SPECIALTIES (ie: physicians have passed Specialty boards for both medical specialties)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z

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Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Do neurologists treat dissociative disorders?

Not alone: Neurologists may treat some people who also have dissociative disorders, but would not be doing this by themselves unless they also have full training in psychiatry. A typical scenario might be a patient who has both a seizure disorder and dissociative disorder -- needs care from both psychiatry and neurology working together. Such a person will also need psychotherapy.

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Are basilar migraines treated by a Opthamalogist or Neurologist?

Are basilar migraines treated by a Opthamalogist or Neurologist?

Neurologist: Basilar migraines are now termed migraines with brainstem aura (MBA), because there is little evidence that the basilar artery is involved. These migraines are uncommon and can be very frightening as they can resemble a stroke: inability to speak, slurred speech, confusion, vertigo, double vision, loss of balance etc. (This type of migraine is different from retinal migraine.)

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Can a neurologist treat mental illness?

Can a neurologist treat mental illness?

Some can be: Quite cable of treating behavioral health disorders - but not all.

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What can a neurologist due to treat vertigo?

What can a neurologist due to treat vertigo?

For vertigo: Many medical providers may be able to treat vertigo. It is not a purely neurological condition. Sometimes neurologists help assess whether the vertigo arises from the brain or the inner ear. They often recommend treatment with vestibular exercises, and sometimes diet changes and medicine treatments when needed.

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Can chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Can chiropractic neurologists treat psychotic disorders?

Definition: A neurologist is an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, requiring the graduation from an accredited medical school, and at least 4 post graduate years of training in diseases of the nervous system. Neurologists have some training in psychiatry, but for psychosis, it is best to have a psychiatrist involved.

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Is the only way to treat cluster headaches to go to a neurologist?

Is the only way to treat cluster headaches to go to a neurologist?

A neurologist can: Diagnose your cluster headaches and treat. Consult w/him/her and also consider things like biofeedback and clinical hypnosis w/self-hypnosis training. Food sensitivity lab testing may also be helpful. Peace and good health. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org

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If I'm diagnosed with vascular neuropathy, who can treat me? There are no Neurologists near me. What can I do? This scares me.

If I'm diagnosed with vascular neuropathy, who can treat me? There are no Neurologists near me. What can I do? This scares me.

Start with your PCP: Your doctor is the best resource you have! They know the basics and can get you started, and work with you. They also know who they can personally contact to help you further should you need a referral to a specialist. Don't worry until you're seen by your doctor.

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What kind of doctor treats hypoactive delirium, a neurologist or a psychiatrist?

What kind of doctor treats hypoactive delirium, a neurologist or a psychiatrist?

Try geriatrician: Geriatrician is very capable of managing delirium. They train with psychiatrist and neurologist during the residency and fellowship. They are able to identify the cause of the delirium and to treat appropriately with proper follow ups or continuum of care.

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Does a neurologist treat nerve damage?

Does a neurologist treat nerve damage?

Neurology Rx: Neurologists often diagnose and treat causes of nerve damage, especially for neuropathy. Sometimes surgeons help treat causes of nerve damage, like carpal tunnel syndrome (hand surgeons), radiculopathy (orthopedic surgeons) and the spinal cord (neurosurgeons). Sometimes nerve damage is repaired with a nerve graft, but that is rare.

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Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Of course: Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system include autonomic.

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How do Neurologists treat Spinal degenerative changes ARTHROSIS and Cervical Herniation and lumber bulging disc. What medications 4 very symptomatic?

How do Neurologists treat Spinal degenerative changes ARTHROSIS and Cervical Herniation and lumber bulging disc. What medications 4 very symptomatic?

Conservatively: Appropriate pain medications are usually prescribed but we try and stay away from narcotic types of meds. Physical therapy is also a popular place for neurologists to send their patients with these sorts of symptoms. If all else fails, call in the surgical guys and see what they say.

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Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system/brain disorders, but what do they specifically do for treatment?

Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system/brain disorders, but what do they specifically do for treatment?

Various: I prescribe medications for seizures, ms, parkinson dz, headache, stroke...And many other conditions which don't need surgery. I inject Botox for dystonia, spasticity, and headache. I do nerve blocks for headache and some limb nerve pain problems. I do soft tissue injections for bursitis and inflamed si joints. But most importantly, I try to find out what's wrong. It all starts there.

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My neurologist said I do not have any neurological symptoms, but said I have post viral syndrome? What is it and how should I be treated?

My neurologist said I do not have any neurological symptoms, but said I have post viral syndrome? What is it and how should I be treated?

Post Viral Syndrome: There is no treatment for a post-viral syndrome, the body heals by itself and symptomatic therapy is available.

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If a neurologist has diagnosed someone with pseudo dementia and he is being treated with celexa, (citalopram) when should symptoms go away?

If a neurologist has diagnosed someone with pseudo dementia and he is being treated with celexa, (citalopram) when should symptoms go away?

They may not.: Celexa (citalopram) is an anti-depressant, and it may help if the patient has a depression which is masquerading as a dementia, which happens occasionally. Otherwise Celexa (citalopram) does not really improve memory and thinking.