Providing the knowledge you need to identify neurological conditions.

Below you will be able to browse a long list of Neurology and Neurosurgery conditions to learn more about what causes them and how they are treated. We are committed to making sure each of our patients are knowledgeable on these conditions in order to seek proper treatment.

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Alzheimer's

A brain disorder, which is progressive and fatal. This condition destroys brain cells causing memory loss. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and affects as many as 5.3 million Americans. There is currently no cure for this disorder, but there is treatment available.

Brain Aneurysm

A brain disorder that causes a localized dilation or ballooning of blood vessels. It may be a result of congenital defects, high blood pressure or head trauma. Small aneurysms produce little, if any, symptoms. Larger aneurysms may cause sudden or unusually severe headaches, nausea, vision impairment, vomiting and loss of consciousness.

Brain Tumors

A mass of abnormal cells that start in the brain. Signs and symptoms usually help a medical professional locate the tumor, however some tumors may not cause any symptoms until they are very large. Most common symptoms include headaches, seizures, weakness in parts of the body and changes in the patient's mental functions.

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Dementia

A loss of brain function that affects memory, language, judgment and behavior. Initially, this condition is perceived as simple forgetfulness. Treatment is done with a goal of controlling symptoms and can include a short hospital stay depending on the cause. Medication is another option for patients.

Facial Nerve Problems

This condition can result in facial muscle paralysis, weakness or facial twitching. It can be caused by trauma, a nervous system disease, an infection, tumors, toxins or Bell's Palsy.

Head Trauma (Concussion)

A brain injury that can cause a bad headache, altered levels of alertness or unconsciousness. This condition is the result of a significant blow to the head and symptoms can range from mild to severe.

Headaches

A pain that occurs anywhere in the head or neck. There are many different classification systems for headaches and treatment depends on the underlying cause. Some long-term headaches may be associated with a much more dangerous condition and should be examined by a professional if chronic.

Migraine

A common type of headache that may include symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or light sensitivity. Some people have warning signs before the migraine occurs, including a temporary blind spot, blurred vision, eye pain, seeing stars and tunnel vision. Frequent migraines may be treated with prescribed medication in order to reduce attacks.

Multiple Sclerosis

An autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Since the location and severity varies for each patient, symptoms can be different, but can include issues with muscles, the bowel and bladder, and the eyes. Episodes may last for days, weeks or even months.

Nerve Disorders

This condition occurs when nerves are compressed and swollen. The effects can temporarily damage, or even permanently destroy, nerves. Injury, aging, general health issues and lifestyle are often responsible.

Parkinson's

A degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that impairs the patient's motor skills, speech and other functions. Primary symptoms include muscle rigidity, tremors, slowing of physical movement and loss of physical movement. Other secondary symptoms include high-level cognitive dysfunction and subtle language problems.

Seizures

Episodes of disturbed brain function that cause changes in attention or behavior. Severity of symptoms vary, from staring spells to loss of consciousness and violent convulsions. Medications are available to reduce the number of seizures a patient has and minimize future seizures.

Spinal Cord Injuries

This condition often begins with a blow that fractures or dislocates the vertebrae. This can cause damage when pieces of the vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals. Some injuries result in major disabilities including being paralyzed. This is a medical emergency and immediate care can reduce long-term injury.

Stroke

An interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain. In rare instances, some may not even realize they have experienced a stroke, but major symptoms include headaches, muscle weakness, numbness on one side of the body, trouble speaking, blurred vision and confusion.

TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack, "Mini Stroke")

An episode in which stroke-like symptoms occur for less than 24 hours, usually for less than one to two hours. This condition is often considered a warning sign of a future stroke if the patient does not seek medical attention. The goal of seeking treatment in this situation is to avoid a major stroke. Symptoms include sudden development of muscle weakness, numbness, trouble speaking, blurred vision and lack of coordination.

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