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If an illness or injury harms your brain or spine, it can take a toll on your life. Perhaps you live with chronic headaches or suffer from seizures. Maybe you’re dealing with memory loss or painful nerve damage in your feet.
You’ll find care for many brain and spine disorders at PeaceHealth. Our team includes specialists in neurology (diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the central and peripheral nervous systems), neurosurgery, brain imaging, physical therapy, rehabilitation and psychology.
You deserve neurology or neurosurgery care that is safe and supportive. At PeaceHealth, you’ll find:
PeaceHealth has been named a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. This means we meet high standards of care that help improve stroke survival and recovery.
PeaceHealth makes it easier for doctors to monitor your seizures and confirm whether you have epilepsy. We offer electroencephalogram (EEG) testing to record your brain waves for 24-72 hours — in the comfort of your home.
PeaceHealth doctors can treat conditions using minimally invasive techniques including aneurysm coiling, stroke embolization and angioplasty and stenting.
Our inpatient rehabilitation center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Patients cared for in accredited facilities often improve their functional abilities more quickly. This means they can return to their homes instead of a skilled nursing facility.
Clinical trials can offer new solutions and hope to patients. They test emerging therapies and may give you access to treatments and cures not available to everyone. Contact our clinic to learn more.
Serious brain and spine injuries include concussions, hematomas (blood that has collected outside a blood vessel), skull fractures, spine fractures and spinal cord injuries.
Certain disorders are called “provoked seizures,” and are triggered by a specific illness or injury. There are also recurring seizures, which are caused by epilepsy (abnormal electrical activity in the brain).
If you regularly feel pain somewhere in your body, you know how much it can wear you down. Headaches and other types of pain are common, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay. When pain keeps you from your normal activities or causes anxiety or depression, it’s time to see a doctor.
PeaceHealth will help you learn what’s causing your pain. Your team may include specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, pain management and physical therapy. We’ll help you find ways to reduce or stop your symptoms — and relieve the pain.
We understand how pain impacts your physical and emotional health, and we’re here to help.
PeaceHealth has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. This means our patients have lower readmission rates and fewer reoperations.
PeaceHealth is one of a few hospitals in the Northwest to offer Gamma Knife and CyberKnife stereotactic radiosurgery. It treats severe facial pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia without any surgical incisions.
Our headache specialists care for patients of all ages. Expert care includes treating headaches in children and adolescent migraine.
PeaceHealth surgeons offer minimally invasive procedures to treat neck and back pain. These include discectomy, kyphoplasty, laminectomy and spinal fusion.
Illnesses that affect memory include Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, Parkinson’s dementia or vascular dementia.
Many movement disorders get worse over time. That’s why it’s so important to get an early diagnosis. Prompt treatments help you manage your symptoms and slow down the disease’s progress.
At PeaceHealth, you’ll find comprehensive care for adult and pediatric movement disorders. Our goal is to help you stay active and independent as long as you can.
With the right care and support, it’s possible to live well with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders.
Many of our neurologists have fellowship training (advanced training) in movement disorders. They chose to complete extra education in Parkinson's disease, dystonia and other conditions.
We offer intensive speech and physical therapy classes for people with Parkinson’s. Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD helps you improve voice quality and speech clarity. And LSVT BIG teaches you exercises to improve strength, movement, balance and coordination.
PeaceHealth neurosurgeons offer deep brain stimulation surgery. This treatment may reduce your symptoms and the number of medicines you need to take.
PeaceHealth doctors conduct clinical trials to test emerging therapies for movement disorders. By signing up for a study, you may be able to try a new treatment before it’s widely available.
Autoimmune disorders cause the body’s immune system to attack itself. Some of these disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), target the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).
Your brain and spinal cord control all your body’s functions. When they’re damaged, you may have problems all through your body. Symptoms may be physical, mental or emotional. They include blurry vision, fatigue, memory problems, pain, muscle weakness and bladder trouble.
MS and other autoimmune disorders need early, proactive care. PeaceHealth doctors can diagnose these conditions in both children and adults. And our multispecialty approach helps you manage symptoms, maintain abilities and stay independent.
Conditions that cause muscle or nerve damage include muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Your nose and throat can affect your sleep and disturb those who are sleeping around you. Snoring is caused when your airway is partly blocked. Sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition, causes you to stop breathing while sleeping. Young children and teens can experience sleep problems which can often be treated by a tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy.
Types of strokes include ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs when the blood vessel supplying blood to the brain is restricted. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel inside the brain bursts. Other vascular (blood vessel) problems include aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and carotid artery stenosis.
There are several types of brain and spine tumors. They can be benign (non-cancerous) or cancerous and include gliomas, meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, pineal tumors and pituitary tumors.