Adult patients who experience neurological symptoms such as headaches, numbness, balance issues, speech difficulties, seizures, weakness, memory issues or other neurologic symptoms receive expert care from our neurology team. Our board-certified neurologist has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, vertigo and other neurological disorders.
- Neuromuscular Conditions - Conditions that affect peripheral nerves (nerves outside of the brain and spine), as well as muscles, can result in diabetic neuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and other related disorders.
- Seizures – These episodes, during which a patient may experience confusion, loss of consciousness or uncontrollable movements, have many causes, including epilepsy, stroke or a head injury. The goal of treatment is to prevent or minimize the occurrence of seizures with minimal side effects.
- Stroke – A medical emergency, a stroke strikes when a clot or other injury interrupts the blood flow to part of your brain, blocking brain tissue from receiving oxygen and other nutrients. Because, brain damage can start in minutes, Yuma Regional Medical Center’s stroke team is always ready to offer swift intervention. Our rapid treatment and clinical excellence prompted the American Stroke Association to award YRMC its Gold Plus Quality Award.
- Memory Health – Using their specialized knowledge of the brain, our neurology team can evaluate patients who are experiencing memory conditions. We determine whether they may be developing dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease or another memory disorder. Then we carry out an appropriate treatment plan.
- Migraines – These life-altering headaches may be accompanied by other symptoms such as sensitivity to light or sound, nausea or vomiting. Treatment strategies include a combination of medication and lifestyle changes to help patients return to their normal day-to-day activities as soon as possible.
- Brain Injuries – Once a patient who has experienced a brain injury is discharged from the hospital, our neurology team is available to provide ongoing care. We also orchestrate rehabilitation services to help them improve their quality of life moving forward.
- Multiple Sclerosis – This disease of the central nervous system disturbs the flow of information inside the brain as well as between the brain and body. MS results in symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, numbness or tingling and difficulty walking. Most people with multiple sclerosis learn of their diagnosis between the ages of 20 and 50. This disease requires ongoing, comprehensive care that may include a combination of medications and rehabilitation strategies.
- Movement Disorders – Patients who have these progressive diseases may experience many different symptoms. Common symptoms include involuntary movements such as tremors, difficulty with movement or walking, perception changes or mood disorders. Treatment plans are developed based on each individual’s unique needs and may include a combination of medication and lifestyle modifications.
- Vertigo and balance disorders – Episodes of imbalance, dizziness, swimming sensations and disorientation affect half of elderly people—and a fair number of middle-aged and young people, too. These balance difficulties are often surface symptoms that can help your neurologist diagnose other health conditions.
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If you have any questions about neurology care or would like to schedule an appointment, please call 928-336-2434.
Inpatient Neurology Care
Patients admitted to Yuma Regional Medical Center with neurological symptoms receive expert care from our neurology team. Our board-certified neurologists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, vertigo, meningitis, and other neurological disorders.
Our Electroencephalogram (EEG) lab serves adults and pediatric patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis by performing the following diagnostic tests:
- Electroencephalogram (EEG) – This test uses special sensors called electrodes to measure and record the electrical activity in a patient’s brain. EEGs are performed to evaluate the seizures a patient is experiencing so that an effective treatment plan can be developed and to check for problems associated with loss of consciousness, memory loss, tremors or dizziness.
- Video EEG Monitoring Test – This is a specialized form of an EEG test that requires a hospital stay so the patient’s brain activity can be continuously monitored on a video screen. This enables doctors to observe and evaluate a patient’s brainwave activity that is occurring at the precise moment they are experiencing a seizure, fainting spell or other medical event.
If you have any questions about the services and treatments offered by our neurology team at Yuma Regional Medical Center, please call 928-336-2442