There are certain conditions that may require you to be evaluated by a neurological specialist. Some common symptoms of a neurological condition can include:

  • headaches

  • neck pain

  • dizziness

  • balance or memory issues

Through analyzing your symptoms, our mutli-disciplinary team will come up with an assessment of your condition, and a treatment plan that's tailored to your individual needs.


Conditions We Treat 

These are some of the brain conditons we treat.

Chiari malformation
Chiari malformation is a condition that occurs when brain tissue extends into the spinal canal. When the skull is misshapen or smaller than usual, it presses on the brain, forcing it down toward the spine.


Hydrocephalus can develop when there's excess cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities, or ventricles, of the brain. This fluid is normal — it flows around your brain and spine to help protect them from injury, acting like a kind of "shock absorber," and providing the brain with nutrients while removing waste.

Too much cerebrospinal fluid can occur if:

  • There's an increase in production of the fluid.

  • The fluid isn't properly absorbed.

  • There's a blockage keeping the fluid from flowing normally.

When this happens, the cavities of the brain — called ventricles — fill up and expand, putting pressure on the brain and causing damage. 

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that can result in overwhelming daytime drowziness and sudden bouts of sleep. For those with narcolepsy, it can be difficult to stay awake for long periods of time.

Pseudotumor cerebri  
Pseudotumor cerebri, also called idiopathic intracranial hypertension, occurs when the pressure inside your skull increases from a buildup of fluid. The cause of this condition can often be a mystery.

Before deciding on a course of treatment for you, we'll take into account your specific diagnosis and other factors to come up with an option that best fits your individual needs. 

Tests and treatments may include:

Chiari malformation
Tests: CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Treatment: If there are no symptoms, no treatment may be required. If there are symptoms, however, surgery may be needed. This can include removing part of the skull to relieve pressure.


Tests: CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound
​Treatment: Surgery may be recommended to help drain fluid from the brain. This can include placing a shunt, or drainage system. 


Tests: A look at your sleep patterns and history can help your doctor determine a narcolepsy diagnosis.
​Treatment: There's no cure for narcolepsy, but symptoms can be relieved through medication and making certain lifestyle changes.

Pseudotumor cerebri  

Tests: Eye exam, CT scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap)
​Treatment: Medication including glaucoma drugs may help improve symptoms. If necessary, surgery to reduce pressure around the optic nerve or in the brain may be suggested.

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