If you have an orthopedic injury or dysfunction, you may work with a local orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist, podiatrist, family physician and/or registered dietitian. Some patients may also benefit from working with a local neurologist. A local neurologist is a medical doctor who treats people who have brain disorders and disorders of the spinal cord and its peripheral nerves and muscles. For example, if you have experienced a stroke, have a migraine or headache disorder, brain or spinal cord tumour, spondylosis or spinal stenosis you may work with a local neurologist. Your local family physician can refer you to a local neurologist if they feel you may benefit from it for further testing and diagnosis, which may include a physical exam, musculoskeletal ultrasound and bloodwork. Your local neurologist can work with your health care team as needed, from your local orthopedic surgeon to your psychiatrist. If you’d like to learn more about how a local neurologist can help you with brain or spinal injuries, talk to your local family physician.