Quality care for brain, spine and nerve disorders
you or a loved one suffers a stroke or another brain- or
spine-related condition, you need access to great care. You have that
at Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center.
telemedicine, you have access to the neurology experts at Novant
Health Forsyth Medical Center, a nationally-certified, award-winning
stroke program. This
available 24/7 in an emergency or for ongoing treatment of a stroke,
brain aneurysm, concussion, brain tumor and epilepsy.
you or a loved one comes to us with a suspected stroke, our own
round-the-clock stroke team will swing into action, make a solid
diagnosis and begin the appropriate treatment right away.
The following links below provide more information about our stroke care
911 at the first sign of a stroke.
is an easy way to
remember three warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
– Facial paralysis
– Arm weakness
– “Time to call 911”
Learn more about stroke risk factors and warning signs »
not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away.
Stroke is a serious medical emergency and time can make a huge
difference in your outcome.
symptoms may indicate other medical problems, including a transient ischemic attack, (TIA).
These “mini-strokes” are also very serious. Call 911 for help.
experts can do a TIA evaluation to determine your level of risk for
stroke in the future, and work with you to lower than risk.
Learn more about stroke and stroke treatment »
you are well enough to leave the hospital, but still face serious
cognitive or physical challenges, our dedicated team will help you
transition from hospital to home.
with you every step of the way on your recovery journey. A stroke
navigator can help coordinate your follow-up care and give you the
support and knowledge you need to understand your condition. Call the
stroke navigator at 336-718-7229.
addition to stroke, our neuroscience services, listed below, cover
many other brain and movement disorders. Please follow the links for
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.
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.
brain aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens and swells.
- 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
you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, call 911 immediately.
If an aneurysm ruptures, it is a life-threatening medical emergency.
blow to your head can cause a concussion, which often results in
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.
At Kernersville Medical Center, we can diagnose and care
for headaches, including migraines, cluster headaches and tension
headaches. If you’re 50 or older and get a new kind headache you’ve
never had before, consult a physician.
and neck pain and other problems can have a significant impact on
your daily life. At Kernersville Medical Center, we’re
here to help you on your journey back to good spine health.
At Kernersville Medical Center, we have experience
diagnosing and caring for people 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. If you
suffer from epilepsy or seizures, you may benefit from an evaluation
in our world-class epilepsy monitoring unit.
physicians, nurses and technicians specialize in advanced imaging and
diagnostic tests for neurological disorders and injuries. You’ll
need a physician referral for most tests.
you’re faced with a stroke or other neurological emergency or
disorder, you want to know that you have high quality care on your
side, and how it compares with national benchmarks.
more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Kernersville Medical Center, please call 336-564-4000. To find a
Novant Health neurologist, use our online directory.
information on stroke and vascular diseases of the brain and spine,
explore our health library and
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