Your every thought and every movement is controlled by your brain and central nervous system. Together, they store all the knowledge and experience that makes up who you are. When you experience a stroke or other brain injury, you may experience difficulties,
including memory issues and speech impediments. It is critical that you have access to the best care as quickly as possible. Good Samaritan Medical Center is here to help with recovery.
Treatment for both your mind and body
Almost 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke every year. Nearly 85 percent survive, in large part due to the fast response of doctors at primary stroke centers like ours.
Unfortunately, a stroke may cause lasting brain trauma that impacts your recovery and reduces the chance of leading a normal life. Although a stroke is one common cause of neurological problems, it’s not the only risk. Your brain can be injured
in an accident or compromised due to epilepsy or other medical conditions. Treat both your mind and body with advanced neurological care.
Have a question? Call our Physician Referral Hotline at (561) 650-6023 or 1-866-306-2225 to be put in touch with one of our neurological specialists.
Sometimes it is not easy to tell if a condition is caused by something wrong with the brain. One example is a movement disorder like epilepsy. Then there are diseases like Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s that our neurologists are trained to treat.
Other neurological conditions are:
Brain and spinal cord tumors
Muscle disorders and pain
If my condition is neurological, what kind of tests will I have to undergo?
You will undergo tests of your brain and spine such as a computer tomography scan, better known as a CT or CAT scan, or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). You may even receive a Deep Brain Simulation.
How might my neurological condition be treated?
You should first understand that neurology can overlap with other branches of medicine. For instance, if you have a brain tumor, you will receive treatment that combines the science of neurology and oncology. An emerging treatment in neurology is called Gamma Knife radiosurgery, and it focuses a beam of rays through the skull to the tumor without the use of cutting.