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Stroke & neurosciences

Matthews Medical Center Services Stroke and neurosciences

Exceptional care for brain and spine disorders

If you suffer a stroke or other brain- or spine-related condition, you need advanced care by experts who understand all of the treatment options. That’s the kind of neurosciences team you’ll find at Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.

Click here to find a Novant Health neurologist or neurology clinic in the Charlotte area, or call 

704-384-CARE (2273)

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We are certified a 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.

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. Please follow the links below for more information.

EmergencyTreatment 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 9-1-1

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.

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.

Back and Neck Problems and Treatments

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

Epilepsy and Seizures

At Novant Health Matthews 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 Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, please call 704-384-6500.

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.