Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurological Disorders
An accurate diagnosis is the first step toward effective treatment. Diagnosis involves getting a detailed health history of the patient, and neurological tests for vision, strength, coordination, reflexes, and sensation. Sometimes, further tests are needed to reach a diagnosis.
There is a significant amount of training required to become a board certified neurologist. They must complete four years of undergraduate college education, four years of medical school, a one year internship and three years as a neurology resident. This is 12 years of higher education before they can start practicing neurology. Once this is complete, neurologists focus on a sub specialty of neurology by engaging in fellowship programs to gain experience