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Neurologist

An Army speech language pathologist works with a staff sergeant at the Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuro Rehab Center.

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A neurologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders. This specialist is trained on the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, associated muscles and any other related tissue.

The neurologist may work with spinal cord injuries and nerve damage. Some services relevant to the Army Medical Corps treatment of soldiers might include examining nerves, muscle strength and movement, balance and reflexes. In addition, this specialist will diagnose and treat problems of sensation, memory, speech, language and other cognitive disorders.

This specialist may also participate in the treatment of patients with degenerative nerve diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's and more.

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