Neurology is the study and treatment of diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system includes these parts of the body:
- The brain and spinal cord (and their coverings)
- Cranial nerves connected to the eyes, face, ears, nose and throat
- Peripheral nerves which supply the arms and legs
- Muscles throughout the body
- Autonomic nerves which transmit signals to the internal organs
The neurology program at Northern Nevada Medical Center features a collaborative team of neurologists. Our physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating many conditions and diseases affecting the central nervous system. These include stroke, headache disorders, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, brain tumors and epilepsy.
These specialists provide both one-time evaluation and continuing care for patients with neurologic disease. They also collaborate with a wide variety of other disciplines to provide comprehensive care.
Northern Nevada Medical Center has been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. It was recognized by the American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® with the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus quality achievement award. This award is for meeting specific stroke quality achievement measures for a designated period. NNMC also received the Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite award in 2020.
Our specially trained rehabilitation team treats patients with various conditions. These may include stroke, Parkinson’s disease, gait and balance disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and other nervous system diseases. They help patients regain lost skills. Family members may also be involved in the patient’s rehabilitation and taught how to help them regain independence.
Parkinson’s Disease Therapy
We can help people with Parkinson’s disease improve gross and fine motor functions by using a treatment known as LSVT BIG. This uses exercises that involve large movements and patterns, which can result in smoother and easier movements in everyday life.
Diagnostic Tools for Stroke
The neurology team at Northern Nevada Medical Center use key diagnostic tools for several purposes:
- To identify a stroke and its cause
- To rule out other abnormal conditions
- To help determine the risk of recurrence
These tools include computed tomography (CT) scans such as CT, magnetic resonance, and cerebral angiography; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); and carotid ultrasonography.
Our team of neurologists and specialty providers is highly integrated and collaborative. They specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system. These specialists provide both one-time evaluation and continuing care for patients with neurologic disorders. They also collaborate with a wide variety of other disciplines to provide comprehensive care.
Northern Nevada Medical Center
If you need a referral to a physician at Northern Nevada Health System, call our free physician referral service at 775-356-6662.