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The neurology program at Parkridge Medical Center offers a wide array of services for brain, spine and nervous system disorders, ranging from diagnosis and management to neurosurgical intervention and the Chattanooga area's only hospital-based acute inpatient rehabilitation program.
The multidisciplinary team of neurological specialists in Chattanooga - comprised of neurosurgeons and neurologists, along with specially trained nurses, technicians, rehabilitation therapists and more - provide expert care for everything from brain and spinal cord tumors to brain bleeds.
Conditions we treat
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Complex spinal conditions
- Essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
- Normal-pressure hydrocephalus
- Peripheral nerve conditions, such as carpal tunnel
- Vascular malformations
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. However, timely access to specialized treatment can potentially save your life and prevent permanent disability. Parkridge Medical Center earned Disease-Specific Care Certification as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission. That means we rapidly assess and diagnose patients exhibiting signs of stroke. For those diagnosed with stroke we administer clot-busting medications to those patients who meet the criteria.
A stroke is an emergency
Recognizing the signs of stroke is a critical part of treatment. Call 911 if you or someone you know experiences any of the following stroke symptoms:
Sudden loss of balance
Loss of vision in one or both eyes
Facial droop, uneven smile
Arm numbness or weakness
Slurred speech, difficulty speaking or understanding
If you see or experience any of these, call 911.