What Is Neurology?

A brief introduction to Neurology and Neurologists

Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with any illness, disease or injury that affects the nervous system. This includes:

  • The central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord.
  • The peripheral nervous system: the nerves that extend from the spinal cord to muscles and other structures in the head, abdomen, arms and legs.

Neurology involves the accurate diagnosis of the underlying problem and then the management of that problem to reduce its impact on both quality and length of life.

To become a neurologist allowed to practice in the UK, a doctor has to qualify in general medicine and complete several years as a junior hospital doctor as well as passing the exam to become a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.

He or she then embarks on several years of specialist training as a neurologist, gaining research experience. The doctor will then be accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and allowed to practice as a clinical neurologist.

Dr Bradbury is able to offer diagnosis and therapy for a wide range of neurological conditions from common illnesses such as headaches and back pain to complex neurological disorders, head injuries and vascular brain disease.

Dr Bradbury works closely with consultants who specialise in neurosurgery. Together, the neurology and neurosurgery specialties form the neurosciences centre of The London Clinic.

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