What does a neurotraumatologist do?
Neurotraumatologist in his practice deals with the diagnosis and treatment of craniocerebral injuries, various pathologies and injuries of the spinal cord, spine, eliminates the consequences of these disorders (bruises, defects, bone fragments, abscesses, etc.).
To craniocerebral injuries most often result in mechanical damage to the skull and internal formations (vessels, nerves, cerebral membranes, brain). Typically, such injuries occur in road accidents, falls, in production, as well as sports or domestic injuries of the skull.
No less danger to life is also the damage to the spine. When vertebral fractures often occur injuries and intervertebral discs, spinal cord, adjacent muscles, nerve roots. The consequences of such injuries can be very different, it all depends on the type of fracture. For example, with an unstable intervertebral disc there is always a pain in the spine, this condition can lead to impaired spinal cord functions, blocking nerve impulses, which will limit mobility. In this case, the patient can not move without assistance. With such conditions, the consultation of a neurotraumatologist is mandatory. The doctor will help to establish the cause of the disease and will prescribe an effective treatment.
What diseases are treated by a neurotraumatologist?
Neurotraumatology deals with patients with injuries of the spinal cord (spinal cord), skull, brain, as well as with various neoplasms in the spinal cord or brain, with intervertebral hernias, etc. Also, the specialist removes the consequences caused by trauma (removal of bruises, foci of bruises, bone fragments , which exert pressure on the brain, stabilize the spine, etc.).
The diseases that the specialist deals with are caused mainly by various mechanical injuries (blows, falls, etc.), which can cause quite serious consequences for the person, up to complete immobilization.
Traumas of the skull, fractures of the cervical vertebrae, spine - all these injuries lead to severe conditions, entail damage to adjacent vessels, nerve endings, organs, etc.
In addition to all kinds of injuries, the neurotraumatologist treats various tumors in the spinal cord, the brain, intervertebral hernias, etc., which also disrupts the nervous system.
However, this is not a complete list of diseases treated by a specialist, in general, that a doctor deals with the treatment of such conditions that led to trauma to the human nervous system, as well as the elimination of the consequences of such damage.