Neurology Facilities in Bakersfield, CA
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Stroke assessment is done based on the criteria laid out by the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). These criteria include checking for facial numbness, arm numbness or weakness, slurred speech. If a stroke is suspected, it will be diagnosed using blood tests, a CT scan or MRI of the brain, an EKG, a carotid ultrasound, and a cerebral angiogram.
Stroke And Neurological Rehabilitation
Stroke and neurological rehabilitation is accomplished through the use of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy to help the patient regain strength and coordination and relearn skills.
Stroke treatment initially involves breaking up or removing the blood clot and repairing the damage caused by the stoke. This is followed by supportive care and rehabilitation that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy to help the patient regain strength and coordination and relearn skills.
Stroke Prevention And Treatment
Stroke prevention is accomplished by eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of regular exercise, limiting alcohol consumption, and avoiding smoking. If a person has had a stroke, treatment includes breaking up and removing the blood clot, repairing the damage, and providing supportive care and rehabilitation that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
Deep Brain Stimulation
Deep brain stimulation is a neurosurgical procedure that uses implanted electrodes and electrical stimulation to treat movement disorders.
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Brain rehabilitation therapy helps people relearn functions lost as a result of a brain injury. These might include daily activities such as eating, dressing, walking or speech.
Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System is a robotic guidance system that is used by surgeons to plan a surgery in detail ahead of surgery. The guidance system then helps the surgeon stay within the boundaries of the preoperative plan they created.
Neurotrauma is a traumatic brain injury that typically occurs suddenly. Examples of injuries that can cause neurotrauma include fractures of the skull and spinal column, concussion, and subdural hematoma.
Brain Injury Treatment
Emergency care for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries focuses on making sure the person has enough oxygen and an adequate blood supply, maintaining blood pressure, and preventing any further injury to the head or neck.
Neurosurgery is a medical specialty that is focused on the surgical treatment of neurological disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, cerebrovascular system, and central and peripheral nervous system.
A head injury is any sort of damage to the brain, skull, or scalp. This can range from a bump or bruise to a traumatic brain injury. Common head injuries include concussions, fractures, and scalp wounds. The diagnoses and treatments vary greatly, depending on what caused the head injury and how severe it is.
A migraine a neurological condition that is typically accompanied by a severe and debilitating headache. It can also include symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound, extreme fatigue, nausea and vomiting, and numbness or tingling. Migraines can affect all ages and often run in families.
an excessive localized enlargement of an artery caused by a weakening of the artery wall. The most common culprits are atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.
A person who's disoriented may not know their identity, location, the time and date, and is unable to think with the normal level of clarity.
Guillain-Barre syndrome is a very rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves.
Myelopathy is an injury of the spinal cord that is caused by extreme compression of the spine. This can be the result of disc degeneration or herniation, spinal stenosis, trauma, or autoimmune disorders.
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning and behavioral abilities that interfere with a person's daily life.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes sudden recurrent episodes associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Cerebrovascular disorders includes all disorders in which a certain area of the brain is temporarily or permanently affected by ischemia.
Sciatica is pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down the legs.
Microneurosurgery is a delicate form of surgery that requires the use of a powerful microscope and small instruments to treat diseases of the spine, spinal cord, and brain. This minimizes the damage to healthy brain and spinal tissue.
A brain tumor, also known as an intracranial tumor, is an abnormal mass of tissue in which cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that control normal cells.
Neurological disorders are disorders and diseases of the brain and the nervous system. They include several types of disorders, such as headaches, cerebral spinal fluid leak, stroke, seizures, dementia, and Parkinson's disease.
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About Dignity Health Neurology in Bakersfield, CA
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