Neurologic diseases can affect how your whole body functions. When something goes wrong with one part of the nervous system — the brain, spinal cord or nerves — you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing or learning. Problems with memory, senses, or mood can also occur.

The HSHS Neuroscience Center specializes in the nervous system and the diagnosis and treatment of its disorders in adults and children. Their area of expertise includes your nerves, brain, spinal cord and muscles. Our neurology specialists work with your primary care provider, occupational therapists and physical therapists to provide the comprehensive care you need.  


Services

The neuroscience team at HSHS St. John's Hospital offers treatment, assessment and services that include:
  • Stroke and secondary stroke prevention
  • Assessment of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Cerebral aneurysms (subarachnoid hemorrhage and unruptured aneurysms)
  • Back and neck pain
  • Brain arteriovenous malformation
  • Brain and spine dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs)
  • Brain tumors
  • Chiari malformation
  • Carotid and vertebral artery atherosclerosis/stenosis
  • Congenital malformations
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Head and neck injury
  • Hydrocephalus pediatric/adult
  • Intracranial venous angioplasty and stenting
  • Intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Spinal vascular malformations
  • Spina bifida
  • Spine fractures
  • Spine arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Traumatic vascular lesions
  • Thrombectomy
  • Vasospasm
  • Vertebral body tumors