Treating the Nervous System
If you or a loved one has a personal or family history of neurological issues relating to stroke, neck and back pain and neurological trauma, Palmdale Regional Medical Center offers a wide range of services to help.
Our team uses key diagnostic tools to diagnose and treat many conditions and diseases that can affect your nervous system, such as stroke, back and spine injuries, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and others. During diagnosis and treatment, your neurologist may collaborate with physicians and clinicians from other medical disciplines, as well as consult with other neurologists outside the hospital through Palmdale Regional's teleneurology program to help provide you with the comprehensive care you may need.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment or get a referral to a neurologist at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, call 1-800-851-9780 or search for a physician online.
Neurologists at Palmdale Regional diagnose and treat diseases of many parts of the nervous system, including:
- Brain and spinal cord (and their coverings)
- Cranial nerves connected to the eyes, face, ears, nose and throat
- Peripheral nerves which supply the arms and legs
- Muscles throughout the body
- Autonomic nerves which activate the internal organs
Nationally Recognized for Advanced Neurological Care
- The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Primary Stroke Center Certification
- Blue Shield® of California and Anthem Blue Cross® Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery
- American Heart Association®/American Stroke Association® Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Some of the most common conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are:
- Headache disorders
- Memory disorders and dementia
- Movement disorders, including Parkinson's disease
- Epilepsy and seizure disorders
- Inflammatory diseases, including multiple sclerosis
- Neuropathy and muscle diseases
Treatments and Diagnostic Tools
Your neurologist may provide various treatments and use many diagnostic tools, including:
Deep Brain Stimulation
Palmdale Regional offers hope to patients with Parkinson’s disease using deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS is an FDA-approved treatment to correct abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes neurological movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, and essential tremors.
Endoscopic Spine Surgery
Biportal Endoscopic Spinal Surgery (BESS) is a minimally invasive surgery accessing the spine through two small ports. It enables surgeons to easily learn and perform a wider array of lumbar spine procedures than the conventional one-portal technique.
Computed Tomography (CT)
CT scans are a type of noninvasive imaging that allows physicians to visualize the brain.
Computer Tomography Angiography (CTA)
Similar to a CT scan of the brain, a CTA uses dye injected into the blood to create a three-dimensional image of blood vessels in the neck (carotid) and brain.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
MRI and MRA use a strong magnetic field to generate two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of the brain and neck, like a CT scan, but with more detailed information that can help physicians locate the stroke, its size, and its type, in addition to more precisely access the risk of recurrence.
This tool uses sound waves that pass through tissue to create on-screen images that can show narrowing or clotting in the carotid arteries, as well as allow physicians to determine how fast blood is flowing through them to the brain.
Cerebral angiography allows physicians to view detailed images of the blood vessels in the brain and neck. Cerebral angiography is rarely used and only in circumstances when MRI and MRA cannot provide needed information.
Palmdale Regional has the only acute rehabilitation inpatient unit for stroke, brain injury/trauma, spinal cord injury and complex orthopedic issues in the entire high desert region.
Get the latest health information on orthopedic and neurologic treatments from healthcare professionals at Palmdale Regional Medical Center:
Endoscopic Spine Procedure (BESS)
What Is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)?
Corrective and Reconstructive Surgery for Complex Deformities Such as Scoliosis and Kyphosis
What is Cervical Disc Arthroplasty?
Titan nanoLOCK® Revision Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine Surgery
Get a Physician Referral
If you need a referral to a physician at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 1-800-851-9780.