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Stroke and neurosciences

Prince William Medical Center Services Stroke and neurosciences

Expert care for brain and spinal cord disorders

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

You are invited to join a stroke survivors support group, which meets here monthly. For more information call:

703-396-5200

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 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”

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 for surviving the stoke with minimal disability. Our board-certified emergency-medicine physicians and specially trained nurses and technologists are here to help.

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.

Neurosciences telemedicine network

Prince William Medical Center and Novant Health Heathcote Health Center in Haymarket, VA, participate in this network so that you always have access to highly qualified neurologists through 24/7 videoconferencing. This service is readily available in an emergency or for ongoing treatment of a stroke, brain aneurysm, concussion, brain tumor and epilepsy.

Headaches and migraines

At Prince William 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 Prince William Medical Center, we’re here to help on your journey back to good spine health.

Epilepsy and seizures

At Prince William 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.

Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders

Our goal at Prince William Medical Center is to give you an accurate diagnosis and offer personalized support to help you and your family cope with your condition and maximize your 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.

Rehabilitation

If a stroke or other neurological condition has left you or a loved one affected by physical, speech and cognition deficits, our multidisciplinary rehabilitation team can help. Services are offered at Prince William Medical Center and Heathcote Health Center in Haymarket, VA.

Treatment

For more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Prince William Medical Center or to find a neurologist or neurology clinic in our service area, please call 703-369-8000.

Support services

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

You are invited to join a stroke survivors support group, which meets here monthly. For more information call 703-396-5200.