At Tidewater Neurologists, Inc. and Sleep Disorder Specialists our main focus is to provide the best health care possible. patient’s satisfaction is our priority and we strive to anticipate and satisfy each patient’s needs.
Below are some neurological disorders our physicians treat.
A progressive disease that affects areas of the brain involved in memory, intelligence and judgment. It is the most common cause of mental decline, or dementia.
◆Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive wasting away of certain nerve cells of the brain and spinal column called motor neurons.
◆Back and Neck Pain
◆Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Symptoms that include tingling, numbness and weakness in hands because of pressure of the median nerve in the wrist.
◆Facial Nerve Palsy
Sometimes referred to as Bell’s Palsy and is damage to a facial nerve causing facial paralysis.
◆Lumbar and Cervical Radiculopathy
A condition from a compressed nerve in the spine that can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the nerve. It can occur in any part of the spine, but most commonly in the lower back (lumbar radiculopathy) and in neck (cervical radiculopathy).
A recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision.
Also known as MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. It can cause problems with muscle control and strength, vision, balance, feeling, and thinking.
An autoimmune disorder that causes muscles to weaken easily. After resting, the muscles become strong enough to resume activity for a while. At times symptoms may seem worse and other times there may be no symptoms. In this disorder, the immune system attacks the receptors used for muscle contraction.
A disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness.
A progressive disease of the nervous system marked by tremor, muscular rigidity, and slow, imprecise movement. Mostly affects middle-aged and elderly people. It is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.
A seizure occurs when there is an excess of electrical activity. Seizures can cause symptoms such as muscle spasms, limb twitches and loss of consciousness. They can also lead to changes in feeling and behavior.
A painful chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. It is also referred to as “cervical dystonia.”
◆Stroke / TIA
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) happens when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked or reduced, often by a blood clot. After a short time, blood flows again and the symptoms go away. For stroke, the blood flow stays blocked, and the brain has permanent damage.
An involuntary movement of any body parts such as the head, hands and legs.
A type of chronic, severe facial pain. Patient have episodes of intense burning or shock-like pain, usually on one side of the face around the cheek. The episodes come and go, and may last from days to months. Anything that touches or moves the cheek can trigger extreme pain, from brushing the teeth to putting on makeup to eating and drinking.
◆ Vertigo / Dizziness
A feeling or sensation that the patient or his or her environment is moving when no is movement occurring.