Please explain the job of a Neurologist?

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Offline Karen W.

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Please explain the job of a Neurologist?
« on: 19/11/2007 18:42:31 »
I think I know that they deal with more nerves and such or at least that is there specialty! Can someone explain why a Neuroligist would be recomended for persistent arm pain?

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Please explain the job of a Neurologist?
« Reply #1 on: 19/11/2007 18:58:36 »
Pain isn't always from where you think it is! A trapped nerve in, for example, the spine, can give your brain the signal that the pain is from the leg, arm, back........ so you would need a nerve specialist to determine the actual cause of the pain!

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Please explain the job of a Neurologist?
« Reply #2 on: 19/11/2007 21:15:15 »
Thanks Carol
 I appreciate that.. too many doctors and things to remember.

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Please explain the job of a Neurologist?
« Reply #3 on: 21/11/2007 15:40:26 »
Pain isn't always from where you think it is! A trapped nerve in, for example, the spine, can give your brain the signal that the pain is from the leg, arm, back

This is called "referred pain".

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Please explain the job of a Neurologist?
« Reply #4 on: 22/11/2007 04:11:07 »
Thanks RD.

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