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A neurologist is a medical doctor involved in the management of conditions affecting both the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system. Neurologists diagnose, treat and manage patients with a range of diseases, disorders and conditions affecting neurological function. These include:

  • strokes
  • multiple sclerosis
  • headaches
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
  • motor neuron disease
  • epilepsy
  • spinal cord diseases
  • muscle diseases like muscular dystrophy
  • infections affecting the nervous system
  • brain tumours (where surgery is required, the patient will be referred to a neurosurgeon)
Related SDG Goal
SDG Goal 3: Good health and well-being

SGR, Globally Responsible Careers 2021