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Stroke and neurosciences

Brunswick Medical Center Services Stroke and neurosciences

Quality care for brain and spinal cord disorders

If you or a loved one suffers a stroke or another brain-related condition, you need access to great care. You have that at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Our team of specialists can provide diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system.

For more information about stroke and brain care at Brunswick Medical Center, or to find a specialty physician, please call

910-721-1000

Our primary stroke and neurosciences services are listed below. Follow the links below for more information.

Emergency treatment for stroke
Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke
. The FAST acronym is an easy way to remember the symptoms and warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
 
  • F – Facial paralysis
  • A – Arm weakness
  • S – Speech difficulties
  • T – Time to call 911

Do not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away. Stroke is a serious medical emergency, and the quicker you receive treatment, the better your chances for surviving the stroke with minimal disability.


You may have other medical problems, including a transient ischemic attack, (TIA).
These “mini-strokes” are also very serious. Call 911 for help.
 

Brain aneurysms

A brain aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens and swells. Symptoms include:

  • Sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches
  • Severe neck pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion or loss of consciousness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea with vomiting
  • Seizures

If you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, call 911 immediately. If an aneurysm ruptures, it is a life-threatening medical emergency.

Neurosciences telemedicine network

Brunswick Medical Center participates in this network so that you always have access to a highly qualified neurologist with 24/7 videoconferencing. This service is readily available in an emergency or for ongoing treatment.

Rehabilitation

If stroke or another neurological condition has left you or a loved one affected by physical, speech and cognition deficits, our multidisciplinary rehabilitation team can help.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Dementia involves difficulty with at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and impaired language. Our goal is to give you or your loved one an accurate diagnosis and provide the care and support you and your family need to cope with this life-changing illness.

Concussions and brain trauma

A blow to your head can cause a concussion, which often results in headache, confusion, dizziness or other symptoms, which might show up right away or days or even weeks later. If the symptoms are pronounced you may want to visit our emergency department or a Novant Health physician. For athletes, we recommend baseline testing so that if you ever have a concussion, we can more accurately assess any damage.

Headaches and migraines

At Brunswick Medical Center, we can diagnose and care for headaches, including migraines, cluster headaches and tension headaches.

Diagnostic testing

Our physicians, nurses and technicians specialize in advanced imaging and treatment options for neurological disorders and injuries. A physician referral is needed for most tests.

Quality outcomes

If you’re faced with a stroke or other neurological emergency or disorder, you want to know that you have the highest quality care on your side.

Treatment

For more information about stroke and brain care at Brunswick Medical Center, or to find a specialty physician, please call 910-721-1000.