Neurology and Neurosurgery
Mind over matter
Neurology refers to the branch of medicine that deals with the function of the central and peripheral nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord. Conditions vary and include; seizure disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, infections of the nervous system and spinal cord disorders and of course trauma and injury to the brain and spine.
Humans have a brain and a spine. Animals have a brain and a spine.
Everyday there are advancements and research breakthroughs in both veterinary and human medicine, yet at present neither profession collaborates to share their information that would progress treatments and procedures for neurological conditions for the benefit of humans and animals simultaneously.
Should Willow and Michelle not have access to medical solutions to enable them both to live pain-free, active lives?
Is it right that we continue to test human medical advancements on otherwise healthy laboratory animals, often for human only benefit when we have clinical patients like Willow who has gone on to lead a full and happy life?
It is mind over matter – If we open our minds to the possibilities, we have the ability to change the future of neurology and neurosurgery for the benefit of all species.
It makes sense for us to learn from our shared commonalities and differences to find solutions and answers to the questions we face together.