Conditions that affect the brain, spine or nervous system are typically
considered neurologic disorders. This includes brain tumors, epilepsy,
Parkinson's Disease, aneurysms, stroke and dementia, for example.
Symptoms of neurologic disorders can affect patients physically, emotionally,
behaviorally, and cognitively (the way they think).
Some disorders, such as cystic fibrosis, are present at birth. Others emerge
after a serious infection like meningitis. Still others are caused by
brain injury resulting from accidents or strokes. Alzheimer’s Disease
and other forms of dementia affect older individuals, and are increasing
each year due to longer life expectancy and aging of the general population.
At Baton Rouge General, our team of specialists help diagnose and treat
many neurologic disorders through surgery, medication, rehabilitation
and ongoing therapy and support. Many neurologic conditions can be improved
so that patients can reclaim a better quality of life.
- Conditions We Treat
- Ischemic Stroke
- Hemorrhagic Stroke
- TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Non-traumatic spinal cord disorders
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Memory loss/dementia
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- Huntington's Disease
- Wilson's Disease
- Movement disorders
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
- Autoimmune neurological disorders
- Cluster Headaches