Symptoms of neurological disorders aren’t easy to navigate – neck pain, dizziness, blurred vision, tremors, and dozens more. They often resemble the symptoms of too many other ailments and can be hard to self-diagnose.
Enter the board-certified neuroscience team at Central Maine Healthcare, who are trained to diagnose and treat the full range of diseases linked to the brain, spine, muscles and nerves. By coupling cutting-edge technology with their compassionate care, our neurology team will take you in hand, identify your specific problem and design your personal treatment plan.
Back and Neck Pain
Whether your discomfort is caused by an injury or a chronic condition such as arthritis, our experts at Central Maine can isolate your problem and help you find relief. Your solution might be as simple as exercise and physical therapy, or you might need to talk with a neurosurgeon. In any case, rest assured we’ll find the least invasive, most effective treatment. Read more about spine and neck conditions.
Brain and Spinal Tumors
At Central Maine, we focus on aggressively treating your tumor as soon as possible. This is one area where our telemedicine partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital is especially valuable. Specialists in their world-renowned Cancer Center work with our doctors to determine whether your tumor is benign or malignant, and together they design your treatment plan. It might include radiation, chemotherapy or surgery, and they’ll make sure you have the support to follow your personalized treatment.
Dementia can appear as short-term memory loss, Alzheimers disease or a combination of several disorders. No matter how it manifests, the moment it interferes with your daily activities, dementia needs treatment. All types of dementia involve a loss of memory and other mental abilities, but Central Maine’s psychologists, neurologists and other clinicians will identify your specific problem and teach you to manage your symptoms. Learn more about dementia.
Central Maine’s therapists can offer solutions to reduce the frequency and intensity of your seizures and help make your day-to-day life manageable again. Abnormal electrical activity in your brain usually triggers the seizures. Our physicians can prescribe anticonvulsant medicine or apply nerve stimulation to fix those faulty signals in your nervous system. Check our epilepsy page to learn more.
Movement disorders can appear as a variety of disorders: Parkinson’s disease, often marked by tremors; Dystonia, involving involuntary, twisting body contractions; Huntington’s, known for uncontrolled movements; or a number of other similar disorders. Your treatment will vary according to your age and condition. Find more information on our movement disorders page.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease – a disorder that happens when your own immune system attacks your nervous system by mistake. Researchers are always researching new ways to treat MS, including nutrition and new medications. At Central Maine, your team of doctors, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals will work together to minimize your symptoms and get you back to your productive life. Read more about our MS treatments.
A stroke is what happens when the blood flow to your brain is blocked, or an artery bursts and you start bleeding in your brain. Through our telemedicine partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, some of the finest stroke specialists in the country are available 24/7 to collaborate with our ER doctors to save precious minutes and get you through the crisis. Learn more about stoke care at Central Maine Healthcare.