Neurological Disorders

At MaineHealth, doctors provide complete care for people with neurological  and cerebrovascular disorders. Our doctors, including neurology specialists, treat a diverse range of neurological disorders and brain problems that include autism, Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, epilepsy, back pain and stroke. Care includes screenings, diagnosis and treatment for most injuries and diseases of the brain, spine and nerves.

What are neurological disorders?

Neurological disorders are diseases or injuries affecting the brain, spine and nervous system. There are more than 600 different neurological disorders, from migraines to multiple sclerosis. Children, adolescents or adults may be diagnosed with a neurological disorder. Neurological disorders often are long-term conditions that need ongoing treatment.

Neurological conditions treated

At MaineHealth, our doctors, including neurology specialists, treat a full range of conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s and dementia

  • Aneurysms

  • Brain and spine tumors

  • Concussions

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Epilepsy

  • Migraines and headaches

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

  • Stroke

  • Vertigo

Diagnosing neurological disorders

Getting the right diagnosis for a neurological disorder is essential to effective treatment. Primary care providers may refer patients to a neurologist for a complete evaluation that can include diagnostic screenings such as:

  • Computerized tomography or computer-assisted tomography (CT or CAT scan)

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Neurosonography including transcranial Doppler (TCD)

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

  • Electromyogram, including nerve conduction study (EMG)

  • Sleep studies

  • Cerebral spinal fluid analysis (spinal tap or lumbar puncture)

Advanced care for the brain and spine

MaineHealth is committed to providing the highest quality care for people with neurological disorders. Our flagship hospital, Maine Medical Center is a nationally-recognized care center for complex conditions such as stroke, brain cancer, epilepsy and brain/spine trauma. Our multi-disciplinary team of specially trained physicians, surgeons, nurses, radiologists and rehabilitation therapists work together to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Patients are supported by decades of experience, leading-edge technology and coordinated, personalized care from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation to recovery.