Brain & Spine

The central nervous system, which includes our brain and spine, is the command center for the body.  Problems can result from injury or other structural changes, or from neurological disorders that affect how the brain works.   Neurologists work with patients with neurological disorders, while neurosurgeons perform surgeries on the brain and spine

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