Treating You Like Neighbors, Not Patients.
Terrebonne General Health System provides comprehensive neurological diagnostics, care, and management for a full spectrum of conditions that affect the central nervous system, primarily the brain and spine. Our team of distinguished, board-certified neurology professionals includes neurologists and neurosurgeons skilled in treating both child and adult patients. Our goal is to improve our patients’ quality of life through expert medical management and a compassionate bedside manner.
Although perhaps surprising, these conditions are incredibly common. For example, a child may suffer from an unexplained seizure, a football player may sustain a concussion, and older adults are at higher risk of experiencing a stroke. Your neurologist can help determine how best to treat a neurological condition so the symptoms subside without worsening the symptoms or prolonging recovery time. For example, a neurologist always advises athletes to refrain from further athletic activity until they have fully recovered from a concussion to prevent a potentially devastating second concussion, called second impact syndrome, which can cause permanent brain damage.
What Do Neurologists Do?
Neurology is a medical specialty that involves the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems and the brain and spine.
Brain & Spine Disorders We Treat
Living with a brain or spine condition can drastically alter your life. That’s why our neurology team at Terrebonne General combines compassion along with skill and collaboration to meet your needs and guide you through your recovery with comfort and efficiency.
Some of the neurological conditions we treat include:
- Epilepsy (a chronic condition in which the patient has had 2 or more unprovoked seizures)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Diseases of the spinal cord, such as pinched nerves
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Diseases of the muscle
- Concussions, including second impact syndrome
- And more
Do I Need to See a Neurologist?
When an injury, illness, or disease affects your central nervous system, brain, or spine, expert care is a must. Generally, patients seek their primary care doctor's help first if they experience symptoms like chronic headaches or numbness/pain (however, we do not require referrals at Terrebonne General). These symptoms may indicate a brain and/or nervous system problem, and you will likely be referred to a neurologist for further testing and treatment. A neurological exam is important if you have noticed troubling symptoms such as memory difficulties, muscle weakness, tremors, loss of coordination, or communication challenges.
During a neurological exam, your physician will conduct several evaluations, which may include cognitive testing, as well as examining your sensory function, balance, coordination, gait, language comprehension, eye control, and many other skills. Through these noninvasive, painless tests, your doctor will be able to discern follow-up diagnostic exams that may be necessary, such as imaging studies with a CT or MRI scan. Your neurologist will administer a variety of tests to diagnose your condition, such as impact testing, to make a detailed assessment of the memory to pick out very subtle symptoms that may not be seen through basic exams.
No referral required! To make an appointment, please contact Terrebonne General Health System at (985)873-3484.
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