Sentara provides care for patients with any aspect of the complete spectrum of neurologic and neurosurgical disorders. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for several neurological disorders treated at Sentara.
Neurodegenerative and Movement Disorders
Conditions that result from deterioration of brain and spinal cord cells, causing movement problems or affecting memory, including Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis.
Neuromuscular or Nerve Disorders
Disorders resulting from the breakdown of communication between the nervous system and muscles resulting in the weakening and wasting away of muscles.
A stroke or "brain attack" occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die and brain damage occurs.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which clusters of nerve cells or neurons in the brain sometimes signal abnormally. In epilepsy, the normal pattern of neuronal activity becomes disturbed, causing strange sensations, emotions and behavior, or sometimes convulsions, muscle spasms and loss of consciousness.
Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that occurs when certain nerve cells (neurons) in a part of the brain called the substantia nigra, closely associated with the motor system controlling movement, die or become impaired.
Diagnoses of brain tumors or other neurological complications of cancer.
Spinal Cord Tumor
Conditions affecting the blood vessels in the brain.
Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)