Top Level Care for Neurological Conditions
Outpatient neurological services
Patients come first at NCHC. We are expertise to provide the best care for a variety of neurological conditions (Neurology disease). Our wealth of knowledge and experience are crucial to providing our patients with the treatment they need, but we never forget that it’s people we care for, and people deserve respect and compassion.
Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders
Alzheimer’s Disease reduces the effectiveness of a patient’s brain function. Alzheimer disease is a brain illness marked by declining mental ability. Usually someone suffering from Alzheimer’s will initially notice minor mental lapses such as memory loss before the symptoms worsen and become debilitating.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a condition which gradually kills the nerve cells in the spinal cord and the brain. These nerve cells reach to and control the body’s muscles, so once they die a sufferer will have very little movement throughout his body.
Often occurring in the brain, aneurysms can be located anywhere in the body. An aneurysm is the swelling of an artery swells due to a weak spot on the wall of the blood vessel. If an aneurysm finally bursts, it can be fatal, but often surgery can prevent further bleeding.
A brain tumor is a malformation of cells in the brain. How dangerous and treatable any brain tumor is can vary greatly.
Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Post-Care
Injuries to the brain and spinal cord can debilitate certain areas of the brain, impair communication between the brain and the spinal cord, and result in the loss of simple mental and physical abilities.
Cerebral palsy (CP), which occurs in certain areas of the brain, inhibits the development of a child’s motor skills. Lack of coordination, limited muscle control, and even complete immobility are all possible symptoms.
On the spectrum of all brain injuries, a concussion is considered minor. Usually the result of blunt force trauma to the head, a concussion can impair the brain’s function temporarily. Immediate effects include loss of consciousness, headache, and confusion.
Epilepsy is a disorder that causes electrical impulses in the brain to malfunction. These powerful impulses shoot through the body causing twitches and seizures.
A headache is a bout of pain occurring in the back or front of the head, or even in the upper neck. Headaches can last for minutes or hours. They range from merely unpleasant pain to nearly unbearable.
Meningitis is a disorder in which the lining of the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. The crucial detail with regard to meningitis is what causes it. If a bacterial infection is the root of the inflammation it can have lasting effects on the sufferer. When a virus has caused the inflammation, sufferers generally recover quickly.
Our specialists are skilled in testing for movement disorders and developing treatment plans.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disorder affecting the central nervous system, (the brain and spinal cord). MS impairs brain function and motor skills, preventing the brain and spinal cord from communicating with each other and the rest of the body through electrical impulses.
While somewhat treatable, Parkinson’s Disease is a serious brain disorder that usually has permanent, detrimental effects on the sufferer. Nerve cells in a certain part of the brain are damaged or die resulting in a lack of muscle control.
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Peripheral nerve diseases are the result of damage to nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include general muscle impairment, and dulled or malfunctioning senses.
There are many sleep disorders, including snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless legs syndrome. Most sleep disorders are the result of an underlying physical or psychological factor.
A stroke is the loss of blood flow and oxygen to the brain. If a stroke lasts for more than a second or two, the brain will likely incur permanent damage.
Tremors are a spontaneous shaking movement in the body, usually occurring in the hands or arms. Tremor are often the symptoms of other disorders discussed above but can also be caused by taking the wrong medicine.