Child/Adolescent Neurology

Child and adolescent neurology is a branch of medicine whose main focus is the study and treatment disorders that are caused by issues in the nervous system. The nervous system is a sophisticated and complex system that regulates and coordinates the body’s activities. This system has two major divisions: the central nervous system, the brain and the spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, which includes nerves in the skin, sensory receptors, ears, and eyes. A doctor whose specialty is neurology is known as a neurologist. A neurologist is a professional that treats the disorder that affects the brain, nervous system as well as the spinal cord.

Some of the conditions that may be treated by a neurologist include stroke, demyelinating disease, multiple sclerosis, headache, infections of the brain or the peripheral nervous system, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, disorder of the spinal cord, and language and speech disorder. These professionals are able to look into these conditions in children and adolescents, and determine the best treatment that they should get. However, it is important to note that neurologist are not qualified to perform surgery. If there is a need for surgery, neurologists will refer their patients to a neurosurgeon.

To be a neurologist and be certified, neurologists must undergo extra training after getting their medical certificate. They have to undergo three further years in training at a neurology resident program. This training is for those who want to be general neurologists. Those who want to undertake a certain specialty undergo a fourth year of specialized training.

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