Neurological disorders are conditions that negatively affect the central and peripheral nervous systems, which include the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and nerve roots. There are hundreds of issues that can be classified as neurological conditions, and Tampa General Hospital is prepared to address everything from minor injuries to very complex neurological cases.
Brain aneurysms and strokes are some of the more common neurological disorders that require emergency medical care. Brain aneurysms are bulges in the arteries that supply the brain with blood. They aren't always life-threatening -- many cause no symptoms and go unnoticed -- but in some cases, they can rupture and cause a stroke, which requires immediate medical intervention to reduce the likelihood of long-term damage. At TGH, we are a comprehensive stroke center, with innovative technology and specialists who are on call 24/7 to treat stroke patients, as well as an experienced staff to aid with follow-up care like physical therapy.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) also are among the relatively common neurological disorders. They are usually associated with impacts sustained during automobile accidents or sports collisions. Typically, TBIs result either from the head hitting an object, such as the frame of a car, in violent manner, or from an object that pierces the skull and damages tissues within the brain. In either case, they can cause a range of problems, including memory issues, problems processing sensory information, communication difficulty, and even mental health issues like depression. At TGH, we can provide the immediate care necessary to mitigate damage to the brain, quickly assess the effects of the injury, and determine the best course of treatment from then on.
In fact, using a combination of emergency interventions, diagnostic capabilities, treatment methods, and approaches to managing side effects (like completing physical therapy after a stroke), TGH can treat any of the following neurological disorders or diseases:
- Vascular formations and fistulas
- Intracranial atherosclerosis
- Cranial tumors
- Carotid artery disease