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Neurology

The human nervous system helps control how we interpret the world around us, as well as how we react — both voluntarily and involuntarily. A neurological injury or condition can affect anything from our motor skills to our moods and memory, which makes accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of utmost importance if symptoms should appear.

The Ochsner Neuroscience Institute’s reputation for comprehensive, clinical care has made it a nationwide destination center for patients with neurological conditions. Ochsner’s expert neurology team specializes in a wide range of treatments for adult and pediatric neurological conditions, including outpatient rehabilitation for nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, self-care education techniques for chronic headaches, and an innovative, minimally invasive therapy for Parkinson’s disease.

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In a single year, more than 5.2 million people visited U.S. hospital emergency rooms for symptoms related to the nervous system. Another 1.6 million people visited hospital outpatient departments for similar reasons.

Why Ochsner Neurology?

Award-winning quality

CareChex ranks Ochsner as #11 in the nation for neurological care. And Ochsner is the only program in Louisiana listed in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking, which includes Ochsner as #24 in the entire United States for neurology and neurosurgery.

Industry-leading technology and techniques

Premier imaging helps identify dementia, brain disorders and other conditions, while innovative treatments like deep brain stimulation prove effective to help treat movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease. Non-surgical treatments for conditions including back rehabilitation help patients improve quality of life and reduce the degree of pain and disability.

Coordinated, efficient care — in one location

The Ochsner neurology team is comprised of neurologists, nurse practitioners, technicians and other specialists evaluate, treat and help patients manage neurologic conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Special Services & Procedures

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult neurology
    • Weakness
    • Pain in the extremities
    • Numbness
    • Seizure disorders
  • Memory disorders
    • Memory loss, including Alzheimer’s disease
    • Cognitive impairments or age-related changes
    • Dementia
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia and others
  • Headache disorders
    • Headache, migraine
    • Dizziness, vertigo
    • Head and face pain
    • Autonomic cephalgias and trigeminal neuralgia
  • Nerve and muscle disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome, ALS and neuropathy
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
    • Stroke, spinal cord or head injury, and neurological diseases
    • Gait disorders
    • Spasticity
  • Sleep disorders, including restless leg syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pediatric neurology
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