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

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neurology

A neurologist is the medical specialist that manages patients after a stroke.
Most importantly to help reduce the risk of future strokes. A rehab specialist, called a physiatrist may be able to coordinate physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to maximize potential recovery from the stroke.

In brief: Neurology

A neurologist is the medical specialist that manages patients after a stroke.
Most importantly to help reduce the risk of future strokes. A rehab specialist, called a physiatrist may be able to coordinate physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to maximize potential recovery from the stroke.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neurology vs PMR

Neurlogist is first step for evaluating issues believed to be from a stroke.
May likely end up referring to physical medicine & rehab specialty doctor for a rehabilitation plan and supervision. Probably no role for neurosurgeon if ischemic stroke.

In brief: Neurology vs PMR

Neurlogist is first step for evaluating issues believed to be from a stroke.
May likely end up referring to physical medicine & rehab specialty doctor for a rehabilitation plan and supervision. Probably no role for neurosurgeon if ischemic stroke.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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