Neurologist vs. Neurosurgeon

Some might ask about the difference between a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. Some might not understand the difference. But there is a significant difference, and it behooves us to explain it to you.

A neurologist is concerned with matters of the brain. Their specialization revolves around diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain and the nervous system.

Neurologists are chiefly concerned with dealing with disorders and abnormalities such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or something like multiple sclerosis. Generally, if the problem is centered in the brain, the neurologist is responsible for primary care. If it’s not the biggest problem, the neurologist is still regarded as a consultant physician to help with the problem.

A neurosurgeon, on the other hand, is more concerned with diagnosing and pursuing manual repair. Their concern is more with injuries to the brain and spine, like head trauma or a ruptured disc. Their role is more short-term than a neurologist, but it is no less vital.

4 Responses to 'Neurologist vs. Neurosurgeon'

  1. carangel says:

    Now I know the difference between the two! Thanks for clearing that up. :)

  2. klalove says:

    I have been confused with these two, thank you for posting this! :)

  3. kristina says:

    Well-explained comparison of the two terms. Job well done!

  4. calyx says:

    Now we can find the difference of the two terms.

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