Your nervous system is responsible for the way you move, the way your body functions and even the way you think. Injuries and disorders can affect the functions of the nervous system, leaving patients looking for ways to compensate for or overcome shortfalls, or ways to improve quality of life in spite of them.
The neurologists at Novant Health Winston Neurology diagnose and treat patients ages 10 and up with a variety of neurological diseases and concerns including:
Head injury treatment
Concussions and other head injuries can be simply causes of temporary pain or headaches. In other cases, head injuries can cause long-term neurological impairments. If you or a loved one have suffered a head injury, ask your primary care physician to refer you to a provider at Novant Health Winston Neurology so your injury can be assessed and any needed treatment can begin promptly.
A wide variety of conditions that affect a patient's ability to reason and think fall under the cognitive disorders umbrella. Impaired reasoning, perception, memory and judgment can all be signs of cognitive disorders. Sometimes, cognitive disorders can be triggered by head injuries. Accurate diagnosis is necessary before treatment or therapy can begin.
Spinal cord, neck and back pain
Injuries, infections and blood flow problems can all damage nerves in and connected to the spinal cord. This can cause pain and affect movement. Similarly, nerve pain in the neck or back can affect movement and can greatly impact quality of life. The neurologists at Novant Health Winston Neurology diagnose and treat spinal cord disorders, and can help manage neck and back pain related to neurological disorders.
A chronic disease affecting the central nervous system, multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause weakness, numbness, loss of coordination and vision problems. This is a degenerative disease without a cure, however treatment can lessen symptoms and improve quality of life.
If you or a loved one are suffering from one of these or another neurological disorder, ask your primary care physician for a referral to our office. Our board-certified neurologists will work to diagnose your problems, manage your symptoms and lessen your pain.