The HCA Midwest Health Neuroscience Institute specializes in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders or injuries of the nervous system—the brain, spine and nerves. Many conditions can affect this sensitive system, and many specialists may be involved in your care.
In most cases, you’ll need a physician referral to make an appointment at the Neuroscience Institute. Talk to your doctor about it and ask for a referral for the services and location you need. The links below will help you find out more about what we can do for you and your specific condition.
- Chronic pain. Pain that persists or returns repeatedly is said to be chronic. Many conditions can cause chronic pain.
- Dementia and memory loss. Dementia includes conditions that involve a decline in mental ability, social interaction and memory loss. The most common is Alzheimer’s disease.
- Epilepsy. This disorder causes seizures when clusters of nerve cells send out the wrong signals.
- Facial pain. Facial pain is pain felt in any part of the face, including the mouth and eyes. Chronic facial pain can have many causes.
- Headache and migraine. Tension headaches, cluster headaches and migraines are examples of chronic headaches.
- Movement disorders. These conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, affect your ability to move and to control your body’s movements
- Multiple sclerosis (MS). MS affects your brain and spinal cord, blocking messages between your brain and the rest of your body.
- Sleep disorders. These disorders interfere with your sleep patterns and can threaten life and health.
- Spine and brain tumors. These abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or spinal column can be cancerous or noncancerous.
- Stroke. A stroke happens when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. A stroke is a medical emergency that can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability or even death.
- Transient ischemic attack (TIA). A TIA happens when a blood clot temporarily clogs an artery and part of the brain doesn’t get the blood it needs. The symptoms occur rapidly and briefly. Sometimes called a mini-stroke, a TIA can serve as a warning that you need to take steps to prevent a major stroke.
- Vertigo. Vertigo is the feeling of dizziness or losing your balance. Vertigo has many possible causes.
Whatever your condition and needs, the team at the Neuroscience Institute will create a treatment and follow-up plan just for you, and we’ll make sure you have the follow-up care and resources you need at every step.