A neurologist is a doctor who specializes in the brain and nervous system. Their job is to diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system, including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and spinal cord injury.
When you see a neurologist, they will likely perform a neurological examination to assess your symptoms and determine the best course of action for treatment.
Neurologists may also order imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs to help diagnose certain conditions such as strokes or tumors.
They may also order blood tests to look for signs of vitamin deficiencies or other diseases that could be causing your symptoms.