Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. A neurologist is a physician specializing in neurology and trained to investigate or diagnose and treat neurological disorders
While neurology is a non-surgical specialty, its corresponding surgical specialty is a neurosurgery
Significant overlap occurs between the fields of neurology and psychiatry, with the boundary between the two disciplines and the conditions they treat being somewhat nebulous. Neurological disorders include
Common procedures performed by neurologists include lumbar puncture, electroneurography, electromyography, electroencephalogram, tension test, neural biopsies, angiography, imaging tests such as CT, MRI, PET, etc, genetic testing, laboratory tests.
A primary care doctor might refer someone to a neurologist if they have symptoms that indicate a neurological condition, such as: