Neurologist or Neurosurgeon

The difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon

Have you ever felt that you needed to visit a Neurologist?

Have you ever felt some memory loss or weakness in your muscles and looked for the best Neurosurgeon?


A neurologist or a neurosurgeon?


Neurologists are specialized in the treatment of the brain, the nervous system, and spinal cord disorders.

But you should know that a Neurologist is different from a Neurosurgeon in the way of treatment and the diseases they treat.

Neurologists have more experience in diagnosing

and treating diseases medically.


The Neurologist deals with the following cases:

  1. Change in sensation, touch, or vision
  2. Confusion, Dizziness, and Numbness
  3. Epilepsy
  4. Stroke
  5. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  6. Neurological and muscular disorders, such as  Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and muscle weakness
  7. Inflammations of the nervous system, such as Encephalitis and Meningitis
  8. Parkinson's  and Alzheimer's 
  9. Spinal cord disorders and Autoimmune Disorders
  10. Headaches, such as Cluster and Migraine headaches


Neurosurgeons are exceptionally trained to use surgical procedures to treat diseases.


Neurosurgeons deals with the following cases:

  1. Central nervous system and spinal cord injuries
  2. Brain tumors, head, and brain injuries
  3. Back pain, Vertebral Erosion, and Herniated Disk.
  4. Cerebrovascular Disease, Spinal Deformity
  5. Spinal Cord and Nerve Tumors
  6. Skull Base Surgery



It is worth noting that Neurology's specialty differs from Neuropsychiatry's specialty.


There is a big difference between a Neurologist who treats physical manifestations of the nervous system, such as movement, pain, and brain diseases such as Stroke, Hemorrhage, and Multiple sclerosis (MS).


The Neuropsychiatrist is responsible for diagnosing and treating mental manifestations of the nervous system such as Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Thought Disorders, Behavior Disorders, and Mental illness.


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