Neurology is an area of medicine concerned with the anatomy, functions and organic disorders of the nerves and nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, as well as sensory receptors like eyes and ears.
There are many reasons a patient may be referred to a Cook County Health neurologist including:
Severe and frequent headaches
Numbness and tingling
Problems with movement
Patients needing treatment for neurological disorders are seen at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, Provident Hospital and the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center.
Tests such as EEGs and EMGs are performed in the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Neurophysiology Laboratory.
Our neurologists and neurosurgeons treat conditions such as:
Strokes – intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic stroke
Traumatic brain injury
Stroger Hospital is a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission for providing evidenced-based care for patients suspected of having a stroke.
The following tests and treatments are some of the most common ones offered by specialists in this area.
Your Cook County Health physician will develop a treatment plan that best fits your specific health problem.
Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
Multidisciplinary Specialty Clinics
HIV-related neurologic conditions