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A neurologist is a medical doctor who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating diseases that affect the nervous system. Becoming a neurologist takes many years of training. After medical school, neurologists complete a four-year residency that consists of one year of general internal medicine or pediatrics, followed by three years of neurology. Some neurologists complete further subspecialty training which can take between one and three years depending on the sub-specialty.

Subspecialties of Neurology

  • Cancer & Benign Tumors of the Spine & Brain: When it comes to benign tumors of the spine and brain, even non-cancerous tumors can cause life-threatening complications if they are not treated. Spine tumors cause spinal cord compression, pain, and neurological problems, while brain tumors compress brain tissue as they grow. In addition to tumors of the spine and brain, our neurologists treat tumors of the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain, and skull-base tumors, located at the bottom of the skull.

  • Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a disorder in which abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes a sudden electrical storm, resulting in seizures, loss of consciousness, and in some cases, unusual behavior, or sensations.

  • Headache Disorders: The term “headache disorders” describes different types of recurrent, disabling headaches including migraine, tension headaches, and cluster headaches.

  • Movement Disorders: Movement disorders refers to a group of neurological conditions that cause abnormal or increased movement which can be voluntary or involuntary. Movement may also be markedly slowed down, as in Parkinson’s Disease.

  • Neural Tube & Other Neurological Birth Defects: Abnormal development of the brain and/or spinal cord in the developing fetus causes a range of birth defects, such as spina bifida, anencephaly, encephalocele, and cerebral palsy. Neurological complications can also occur in cases of a premature birth or difficult delivery.

  • Neurocognitive disorders: Neurocognitive disorders are neurological conditions that affect cognitive functions such as problem solving, memory, learning, language, attentiveness, planning, and decision making, and speech.

  • Neuromuscular Disorders: Neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that connect the muscles to the spinal cord and brain. When these nerves become dysfunctional or die, communication breaks down between the muscles and the brain and the muscles begin to atrophy. This can cause a range of issues, from balance problems and muscle weakness to swallowing and breathing difficulties.

  • Neurotology: Neurotology is a subspecialty that combines otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and neurology to treat neurological diseases affecting the ear, auditory nerves, and related neural pathways in the brain.

  • Sleep Disorders: The term sleep disorders covers a broad range of conditions affecting the amount and quality of sleep, including insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, night terrors, and sleepwalking.

  • Spasticity: Spasticity is a painful and often disabling prolonged muscle contraction due to damage to the brain, spinal cord, or motor nerves. It can be associated with conditions such as cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.

  • Spinal Diseases & Injuries: Spinal diseases range from degenerative disc disease and injuries to the spinal cord and vertebrae, to stenosis and scoliosis, to spinal vascular formations.

  • Stroke & Other Cerebrovascular Diseases: Cerebrovascular disease refers to conditions that affect blood vessels and circulation in the brain, such as stroke, aneurysm, and blood vessel malformations.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury: A violent blow or jolt to the head or body or an accident that shatters part of the skull is a traumatic brain injury. A mild traumatic injury, or concussion, usually has no long-term consequences. Serious traumatic injuries can result in physical damage to the brain and lead to long-term complications or even death.