Neurological conditions may arise because of an inherited, or genetic, condition such as Huntington's disease. They may also develop after an injury or accident; after cancer; as a result of a brain tumor; or resulting from an illness or stroke. With aging, some people develop dementia, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. Other conditions may worsen in adulthood such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Some neurological conditions are less serious, but can cause pain and disability. You may experience chronic headaches and back or neck pain.
Peripheral nerve disorders affect signals between the brain and the rest of the body. These conditions include diabetic nerve problems; Guillain-Barré syndrome; carpal tunnel; and regional pain syndrome. The symptoms may start gradually but worsen and include numbness, pain, burning or tingling and muscle weakness.
Movement disorders include tremors (dyskinesia); Parkinson's disease; autoimmune diseases; and infections. Movement disorders may be inherited.
Treatments include medication, rehabilitation therapy and surgery to treat underlying causes and reduce pain.
Our board certified sleep medicine specialists diagnose and treat a full range of sleep disorders including:
- Sleep Apnea
- Hypersomnia: excessive daytime sleepiness
Headache Clinic diagnoses and treatments for a wide range of headaches including:
There is no single treatment that is right for every headache. Our Headache Clinic recognizes this and our physicians know the triggers that set off headaches are as unique as the people experiencing them.
Dizzy Clinic offering diagnoses and treatments for a wide range of vestibular disorders.
Parkinson's Clinic for patients and families.
ALS Clinic in partnership with Vidant and the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter of the ALS Association.
Full Service Infusion Suite with special focus on treatments for Multiple Sclerosis.
Inpatient Services at Vidant Medical Center and Vidant Rehabilitation Hospital including inpatient neurology services, consultation services, Code Stroke response, neuro-critical care, neuro-rehabilitation and intra operative monitoring.