Nervous system disorders
Treatment & Care
Physicians at Boston Children's Hospital who treat nervous system disorders may have to spend a lot of time working with your child before making a diagnosis of the specific condition. Many times, this involves performing numerous tests to eliminate other conditions, so that a proper diagnosis can be made.
Neurology - The branch of medicine that manages nervous system disorders is called neurology. Medical doctors who treat nervous system disorders are called neurologists.
Neurological Surgery - The branch of medicine that provides surgical intervention for nervous system disorders is called neurosurgery or neurological surgery. Surgeons who operate as a treatment team for nervous system disorders are called neurological surgeons or neurosurgeons.
Rehabilitation for Neurological Disorders - The branch of medicine that provides rehabilitative care for patients with nervous system disorders is called physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physicians who work with patients in the rehabilitation process are called physiatrists.