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What specialists deal with spinal cord disease?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Neurologists manage nonsurgical spinal cord problems such as MS , stroke, transverse myelitis.
Neurosurgeons manage surgical problems such as tumors, trauma, disc herniations.

In brief: See below

Neurologists manage nonsurgical spinal cord problems such as MS , stroke, transverse myelitis.
Neurosurgeons manage surgical problems such as tumors, trauma, disc herniations.
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Dr. Kareen Velez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: SC specialist

Spinal cord (sc) specialist.
These physician complete 4 years of medical school, 3-4 years of residency training in neurology, physical medicine &rehabilitation, internal medicine or surgery. Finally, they complete fellowship training of one year (or subspecialty training) on spinal cord medicine.

In brief: SC specialist

Spinal cord (sc) specialist.
These physician complete 4 years of medical school, 3-4 years of residency training in neurology, physical medicine &rehabilitation, internal medicine or surgery. Finally, they complete fellowship training of one year (or subspecialty training) on spinal cord medicine.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Neurologists

Typically, neurologists and neurosurgeons deal with diseases or threats to the spinal cord.
Some orthopedic surgeons do neck and back decompressions when the spinal cord is compressed.

In brief: Neurologists

Typically, neurologists and neurosurgeons deal with diseases or threats to the spinal cord.
Some orthopedic surgeons do neck and back decompressions when the spinal cord is compressed.
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