Strokes, multiple sclerosis, vertebral disk prolapses, migraine or Parkinson’s – these and many other disorders are among the classic fields of neurology. In this complex field of medicine, doctors are occupied with the structure, function and disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system. Therefore neurology specialises in recognising and effectively treating malfunctions or failures of the brain and spinal cord as well as the sensory organs and musculature.
Flowing limits between neurology and psychiatry
The spectrum of the symptoms of illness in neurology is widely spread. The entire human body is criss-crossed by nerve pathways which receive impulses from organs or transfer impulses to organs. If errors or functional failures occur, neurologists are dealing with complex, partly not yet completely researched disorders. The limits to other fields of medicine such as psychiatry and orthopaedics are often flowing.
Varied therapeutic approaches in neurology
Therapeutic approaches in neurology are similarly varied. With the aid of medications, advancement of the illness can be prevented in many cases. Accompanying physiotherapy and ergotherapy as well as orthopaedic aids and innovative therapy options such as the neuroimplant ActiGait allow many affected persons greater mobility in everyday life.