The word neuro means nerve and nervous system.

The nervous system is made up of the brain, spine, and nerves. It is the most complex system in the body and controls everything we do, from our behaviour to all our bodily functions like breathing and movement.

The people who specialise in this section of medicine prefix their speciality with ‘neuro’.

Here is a list of people who specialise in neurology and a definition of what they do:

A medical doctor who does not perform operations but specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of people with neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, dystonia and headache. Read in full...

An occupational therapist who specialises in working with people with neurological conditions. Occupational therapists help people regain their independence and adapt to any disability. They can recommend special tools... Read in full...

A medical doctor who specialises in the treatment and diagnosis of eye problems connected to a neurological condition Read in full...

A medical doctor whose area of medicine is concerned with testing the electrical functions of the brain, spinal cord and the nerves in the limbs and muscles. Read in full...

A chartered physiotherapist who specialises in treating people with neurological conditions. A neurophysiotherapist will assess, plan and treat people post injury. Read in full...

A medical doctor who has trained in the field of psychiatry and has a special interest in the behaviour and psychological effects of neurological diseases or injury to the... Read in full...

A psychologist specialises in the functions of the brain, particularly memory, concerntration and problem solving. Their work involves testing and assessing the problems people may experience following an injury... Read in full...

Neuroradiographers are trained professionals who perform the X-rays and scans requested by the neuro specialists. Read in full...

A medical doctor who has specialised in performing, reporting and reading scans such as anglogram, myleograms, CAT scan, MRI scan, PET scan and X-rays. Read in full...

A medical doctor who has further training specifically in the area of the brain and spine and performs operations. Some have furthered their interests in specific areas or conditions... Read in full...