Neurology & Neurosurgery
Complete neurological care
The board-certified neurologists and neurosurgeons at Novant Health specialize in diagnosing and treating back and neck pain, headaches, brain injuries and tumors, tremors, multiple sclerosis and other neurologic conditions.
Why Choose Novant Health?
What does a neurologist do?
Neurologists can help you determine whether symptoms you are experiencing are related to your brain, spine or nervous system and how to treat them. You may get referred to a neurologist if you have experienced:
- Chronic headaches, back or neck pain
- Concussion, stroke or other brain injury
- Tremors or other movement disorders
- Sudden declines in vision or mental acuity, including memory
- Sleep problems
During your first visit, the neurologist may ask about your medical history and your symptoms, perform a physical examination and order tests. If you are experiencing pain, they may order an x-ray, recommend stretching exercises and prescribe medications. Or, depending on your symptoms, they may recommend more tests and a follow-up visit.
Why would I see a neurosurgeon?
Your neurologist might refer you to a neurosurgeon if you are not responding to their care plan and/or they think you might benefit from a surgical procedure. A neurosurgeon and/or someone on their team will review your medical history and may also ask questions, perform a physical exam and order more advanced tests to help them determine if structural issues might be causing your problem and whether surgery is indicated.
Back and spinal pain relief
Back and spinal pain are among the most frequent neurological conditions we treat. Your neurological care team will identify and address the source of your pain and design a personalized care plan. In some cases, it may directly result from damage to the nervous system that causes the nerves to emit pain signals. It might also indicate an underlying problem like a herniated disc or degenerative spinal condition.
Novant Health MyChart
MyChart is a secure, convenient online tool that lets you manage your healthcare. You can schedule appointments, view test results, refill prescriptions and even have virtual visits with your providers right from your computer or smartphone.