Neurology

Community Health Network provides a full range of neurological services to treat brain and nerve disorders and conditions. Our multidisciplinary team of health care specialists work with patients of all ages. From testing through treatment, you’ll have access to comprehensive care by neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, psychiatrists, electroneurodiagnostic (END) technologists, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists and other clinical staff.

Neurologists provide a full range of neurological services to treat disorders and conditions of the nervous system, including stroke, headaches, movement disorders, seizure disorders (e.g., epilepsy), neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's), spinal cord disorders, pediatric neurology conditions, and more.

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Neurological Diagnostic Testing

Patients are often referred to the neurology testing center after a neurologist or physician has performed an initial examination. The center is staffed by neurologists and electroneurodiagnostic (END) technologists who are specially trained in brain and nervous system disorders. Community’s neurology testing center offers a variety of diagnostic procedures your physician can use to help assess your condition and create a personalized treatment plan to address your symptoms.

Diagnostic tests used to understand causes of neurological symptoms and conditions include:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Evoked Potential (EP)
  • 24-hour Ambulatory EEG
  • Long-term EEG and video monitoring (VEEG)
  • Intraoperative monitoring
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Electromyography
  • Wada

Treatment for Neurological Disorders

After collecting information from your medical history and physical evaluation, diagnostic testing and/or monitoring, your physician will discuss the findings with you and your family. If epilepsy or other brain or nerve disorder has been diagnosed, the neurologist will chart a course of treatment. In many cases anti-convulsant (more commonly called anti-epileptic) medications can control your seizures.

If drug therapy does not achieve satisfactory results, you may be a candidate for surgical treatment. Extensive neurological testing is required to determine if your condition qualifies. The latest tests include video EEG monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and implantable electrodes. These sophisticated tests help your physicians locate the source of seizures.

Once it is determined that you are eligible for surgery, the surgeon will meet with you and your family to review the risks and benefits.

If you’re not a candidate for surgery or you choose not to proceed, your physician may try new medication therapy or a less invasive surgical option such as the vagus nerve stimulator (VNS). This minor surgery implants a pacemaker to stimulate the vagus nerve in your neck. New epileptic medications and advances in surgical procedures are constantly being introduced.

Learn more information about stroke care or epilepsy and seizure disorders at Community Health Network.