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Neurological conditions are often complex conditions that can be difficult to diagnose and treat effectively. When you are looking for the right neurologic care in Northeast Indiana, you want to know you are in the hands of an experienced neurologist.
Some common conditions that we see include the following neurological conditions among others:
Chronic or recurring headaches cause pain and other devastating effects on quality of life and day-to-day living. We are dedicated to helping patients find relief from migraine, sinus headaches, tension type headaches, rebound, cervicogenic, cluster, autonomic cephalalgias and more.
Headaches are complex, with many possible causes and treatments. In order to receive proper treatment, a correct diagnosis of your headaches or migraines must be made. To properly diagnose the cause of the headaches, we will first take a detailed headache history. The initial consultation is comprehensive, and all prior records including radiology scans and radiology reports as well as prior medications, including length of time and dosage, should be brought to the appointment.
Although manageable for many people, if you are suffering from chronic, severe headaches, a thorough evaluation and examination for an accurate diagnosis is critical to receive effective treatment.
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological medical condition indicated by repeating epileptic seizures. An epileptic seizure is a change in the function of the brain caused by abnormal or excessive electrical discharges from brain cells. Epilepsy is one of the most common nervous system disorders.
There are different types of seizures, different types of epilepsy syndromes and different causes of epilepsy. Seizures can occur at any time, and often without warning.
From the initial consultation, testing and long-term management, our team is there for you every step of the way. We will work together to determine how to best treat your seizures in a way that minimizes significant side effects and maximizes your quality of life.
Dementia, Alzheimer's disease and memory disorders encompass many different conditions and are indicated by a loss of cognitive abilities affecting attention, memory, language, behavior, thinking, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills that interfere with daily activities. These conditions are caused by brain cell degeneration and usually progress over time.
Dementia occurs in many forms, some more severe than others. Neurologists classify dementias into categories based on characteristics, progression or the affected part of the brain. Some forgetfulness is a normal part of aging. However, significant memory loss that starts to interfere with daily living is not. Because storing and retrieving memories involves several parts of the brain, a problem with any of these areas can lead to a disruption in the process.
We diagnose and treat Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia and will develop individualized treatment options.
Functional movement disorders arise for different reasons in different people. A functional movement disorder means that there is abnormal movement or positioning of part of the body due to the nervous system not working properly.
Patients with a functional movement disorder may experience a range of symptoms:
Jerks / Twitches/ Tics
Spasm / Contractures
We work with the spectrum of movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease, ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington's disease, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and Tourette's syndrome. Providing comprehensive services ranging from diagnosis to rehabilitation, treatment is developed for the specific needs of each patient.
Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. This includes the central and peripheral nervous systems (and their subdivisions, the autonomic and somatic nervous systems). Neurologists are specialist physicians trained in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all categories of conditions involving the nervous system and associated structures. Neuroscience in the foundation of neurology with overlap with other medical specialties, and in particularly psychiatry.