Neurological Conditions We Treat

Advanced care for neurological disorders

Neurological Conditions

At Mount Auburn Hospital, we treat all types of neurological disorders. Our care team helps you manage common, chronic and rare conditions, such as:

  • Cerebrospinal fluid disorders (CSF)
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Movement and gait disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) and autoimmune neurological disorders
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tremor

Treatments We Offer

We offer a wide range of treatments to manage symptoms and keep you healthy. Our goal is to help you achieve the best quality of life possible.

You get care from a comprehensive team of experts. We also provide advanced care for specific conditions through specialty neurologic clinics.

Treatments for Epilepsy

At the Mount Auburn Epilepsy Clinic, our mission is to help you eliminate seizures and side effects. Epilepsy happens when abnormal electrical signals in the brain occur. These cause recurrent, unpredictable and uncontrollable seizures.

Together we create a care plan personalized for your type, severity and frequency of seizures. We work to control your seizures and improve your quality of life.

Treatment options include:

  • Medication
  • Neuropsychological care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Psychosocial services
  • Responsive neurostimulation
  • Vagus nerve stimulation

Treatments for Neuromuscular Disorders

A neuromuscular disorder diagnosis can be life-altering. At Mount Auburn Neuromuscular Clinic, we help you make decisions about your treatment.

Neuromuscular conditions impact nerve connections, leading the brain and the rest of the body to not communicate correctly.

We provide compassionate care to help you address physical and emotional challenges. Treatment options include:

  • Behavior healthcare
  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) therapy (chemodenervation)
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapy
  • Symptom management

Treatments for Movement and Gait Conditions

Movement disorders and gait conditions cause too much or too little movement. Neurodegenerative, muscular, genetic or environmental factors cause these conditions.

The most common symptoms are abnormal voluntary or involuntary movements.

At the Mount Auburn Movement and Gait Disorders Clinic, we provide treatments to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life. Options include:

  • Botulinum toxin (Botox) therapy (chemodenervation)
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapy
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Neuropsychological care
  • Neurosurgery

Treatments for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Autoimmune Neurological Disorders

The Mount Auburn Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurological Disorders Clinic is part of the Basil and Farida El-Baz Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Devic’s Disease.

MS is the most common autoimmune neurological condition. The body destroys the protective covering on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. 

At Mount Auburn, you receive advanced care in a supportive environment. We offer a full range of services, including:

  • Disease-modifying therapy (infusion, injectable and oral therapies)
  • Exercise and physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Nutrition
  • Ongoing monitoring and screening for cognitive, movement, vision and walking
  • Referrals to other specialists as needed
  • Routine mental health and neuropsychology screenings, counseling and treatment
  • Steroid therapy for MS attack relief

Treatments for CSF & NPH Conditions

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is produced inside brain cavities called ventricles. The fluid flows through the ventricles and surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It is naturally reabsorbed into the blood stream.

Disorders occur when:

  • The amount of CSF changes or the CSF pressure inside the head changes.
  • Too little CSF is reabsorbed. This is called normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).
  • There is leakage of CSF.
  • The pressure inside the veins draining CSF from the brain increases. This is called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH).

At the Mount Auburn NPH and CSF Disorders Clinic we provide the care you need.

If you are diagnosed with NPH, you will likely have surgery. We perform a procedure that relieves pressure inside the brain. This involves placement of a shunt to remove excess CSF.

Other treatments include:

  • Monitoring of walking with video before and after a spinal tap
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Neuropsychology care
  • Neurosurgery
  • Occupational, physical and speech therapy
  • Spinal tap

Learn how how we care for patients with NPH

Watch a videoof a patient before and after NPH treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of neurologic disorders?

Neurologic conditions can cause several symptoms. These can include:

  • Changes in memory and cognition
  • Changes in sensation
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Double vision
  • Headaches
  • Imbalance
  • Loss of vision
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pain
  • Poor coordination
  • Speech or language difficulties
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty swallowing
What can I expect at my first clinic visit?

When you come to Mount Auburn Hospital for treatment, we will help you understand and manage your condition. We listen to your concerns and answer your questions.

Your care team may:

  • Adjust your care plan and/or medicines.
  • Connect you with additional resources.
  • Order new tests to monitor the improvement or progression or your condition.
  • Perform neurological and physical exams.
  • Refer you to other specialists to help manage your symptoms.
  • Review imaging and lab test results with you.

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