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Stroke & neurosciences

Huntersville Medical Center Services Stroke and neurosciences

Advanced care for brain and spinal cord disorders

If you or a loved one suffers a stroke or another brain- or spine-related condition, you need access to top-quality care. You have that at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. We are a certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission - the country’s leading accrediting organization for improving healthcare - for our innovative procedures, advanced technology and adherence to rigid treatment protocols.

Locate a Novant Health neurologist or neurology clinic in the Huntersville area with our online physician finder or by calling

704-384-CARE (2273)

Our team of board-certified neurologists, surgeons and other specialists can provide diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system.

Our stroke and neurosciences services are listed below. Please follow the links 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 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

Read more about stroke risk factors and warning signs.

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 are for surviving the stoke with minimal disability.

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

Read more about stroke and stroke treatment.

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.

Rehabilitation

If stroke 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 these life-changing illnesses.

Brain tumors

If you have a brain tumor or neurological complications as a result of other forms of cancer, you can rely on the team at Huntersville Medical Center to provide leading-edge, compassionate care.

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

Back and neck problems and treatments

Back and neck pain and other problems can have a significant impact on your daily life. At Huntersville Medical Center, we’re here to help on your journey back to good spine health.

Epilepsy and seizures

At Huntersville Medical Center, we have experience diagnosing and caring for patients who suffer from epilepsy and seizures, which occur because of surges of electrical activity in the brain. We can help you achieve a better quality of life.

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, brain and spine care at Huntersville Medical Center, please call 704-384-4000. To find a Novant Health neurologist or neurology clinic in the Charlotte area, use our online directory or call 704-384-CARE (2273).

Support services

For information on stroke and vascular diseases of the brain and spine, explore our health library and check out these healthcare resources.