Neurology

Neurology

Get expert care for epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, dementia and other neurological disorders from a USA Health neurologist in Mobile, Ala.

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Advanced Neurological Medicine

USA Health neurologists provide patients with neurological care backed by the most current research and trends, as well as a desire to offer the highest level treatment to anyone suffering from a disorder of the brain or nervous system. As each patient presents a unique set of symptoms and factors, our team provides an individual diagnosis and personalized plan of care based on their years of experience in treating everything from routine headaches to the most complex neurological cases. A treatment plan may include ongoing management of the disease, specialized therapy or a combination of treatments options.

Neurological Tools and Diagnostic Studies

The neurologists at USA Health use state-of-the-art tools to help diagnose and treat disorders of the brain and nervous system. These tools include:

Carotid Ultrasonography

This test examines blood flow through the carotid (heart) arteries using sound waves. It helps to determine the condition of arteries supplying blood to the patient’s brain, as narrowed arteries can put someone at risk for a stroke.

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Using electrodes attached to the patient’s scalp, an EEG detects and then measures the brain’s electrical activity. This test helps neurologists diagnose brain tumors, dizziness, headaches, head injuries, epilepsy, seizures and sleeping problems.

Evoked Potential Studies

These are three diagnostic tests that detect and measure electrical activity in the brain in response to stimuli such as touch, sound or sight. The studies help neurologists confirm diagnoses and assess sensory nerve problems.

Intensive Video-EEG Monitoring

Considered the gold standard in diagnosing non-epileptic seizure, this study involves a video-EEG recording of an event. It allows our specialists too see the correlations between brain activity and patient actions. It helps them determine if someone has epilepsy.

MRI/PET Scan

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scan provides neurologists with a more detailed and accurate view of the brain. Physicians use this two-in-one test to help diagnose problems such as brain tumors or epilepsy.

Neuropsychological Evaluation

This test measures the relationship between a person’s brain function and behaviors. Neurologists may use it to help diagnose a child with a learning disability. The test can also help in evaluating an adult suspected of having Alzheimer’s or a brain tumor.

Wada Testing​

For patients who have been diagnosed with epilepsy and are considering surgical intervention, the Wada test helps neurologists understand which side of your brain has better memory and which controls your language.

Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction

This test measures and detects muscle health. Neurologists use this procedure to help determine if a patient has nerve-related or muscle-related issues.

Conditions Treated By USA Health Neurologists

Our neurologists and neurosurgeons use their experience and training to treat many of the most common, as well as several rare, neurological disorders.

Alzheimer’s Disease And Other Forms Of Dementia

Dementia is less a disease than it is a group of symptoms that affect memory loss, social skills and cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is a kind of dementia common in adults who are 65 or older. Our specialists work with patients to manage the progression of dementia and maintain patient health and quality of life.

Epilepsy

This is a chronic neurological disorder marked by a recurrence of unpredictable and unprovoked seizures. USA Health epileptologists (neurologists who specialize in epilepsy care), neurosurgeons and neuropathologists are making remarkable strides in the evaluation and treatment of epilepsy through medical management and surgery.

Multiple Sclerosis and Other Neuromuscular Diseases

Disorders that affect nerve cells, or neurons, controlling voluntary muscle movement are called neuromuscular diseases. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neuromuscular diseases. USA Health neurologists work with patients to manage symptoms and slow disease progression.

Parkinson’s and Other Movement Disorders

Parkinson’s disease is the most familiar of a group of disorders that cause unintended movement in a patient. Others include Huntington's disease, Tourette syndrome and restless leg syndrome. USA Health specialists treat these disorders with medication, therapy and surgery when appropriate.

Aneurysm and Strokes

Most strokes are caused by a blood clot on the brain, but some strokes happen when an aneurysm—a bulging blood vessel—bursts and causes bleeding on the brain. Our neurologists may use a combination of medication and surgery in our Stroke Center at University Hospital to minimize the long-term effects of stroke and maximize the likelihood of full recovery.

Other Neurological and Spinal Problems

The above list is by no means comprehensive. USA Health neurologists and neurosurgeons routinely see the most complex cases in our region and provide a level of neurological care found only in an academic medical center setting.

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