A Neurologist specialist is an Internal Medicine, or for children - a Pediatric, medical doctor with additional qualifications enabling specialization in the evaluation and management of diseases or impaired function of the central nervous system including the brain and spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system, muscles, and autonomic nervous system, as well as the blood vessels that relate to these structures. These disorders include: stroke, brain and spinal cancers, muscular dystrophy, headache and other chronic pain syndromes, meningitis and encephalitis, epilepsy and other seizure disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders, multiple sclerosis, and effects of systemic diseases, like high blood pressure and diabetes, on the nervous system. A neurologist can order or interpret tests such as a computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or lumbar puncture to diagnose problems and may conduct tests in the evaluation of neurological dysfunction.