Alaska Brain Injury Doctors
Doctors specializing in treating traumatic brain injury include neurologists and physiatrists—medical doctors especially trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Psychologists are also important parts of the TBI medical team. Neuropsychologists understand the functioning of the brain and how it relates to the behavioral changes frequently seen in traumatic brain injury; these specialists can be a tremendous help to patients with TBI and to their families who must cope with the changes in their loved one’s behavior.
Most doctors specializing in TBI in the state of Alaska are based in Anchorage. We have tried to make the following list of medical specialists treating TBI in Alaska complete as possible. The rehabilitation centers listed can help you find other specialists in your area.
Alaska Spinal Cord Injury Doctors
Doctors from several specialties are involved in treating spinal cord injuries. Neurologists specialize in treating the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. Physiatrists are doctors certified in physical rehabilitation medicine. Orthopedic surgeons work on the skeletal structure and many specialize in treating spinal cord injury.
The mental and emotional aspects of a spinal cord injury cannot be overlooked. Neuropsychologists study the functioning of the brain and how it interacts with psychological factors to influence behavior. A neuropsychologist can be particularly helpful in assisting in the emotional adjustment of an SCI patient who has also experienced a brain injury.
We have attempted to make the following lists of doctors treating spinal cord injuries in Alaska as complete as possible. Most doctors treating spinal cord injuries in Alaska are based in Anchorage.