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At Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute, our expert general neurology team specializes in treating a wide range of neurological disorders, from multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease to epilepsy and stroke.

We understand how these conditions can affect your everyday life, and we’re here to help ease your symptoms and enhance your overall well-being. Whether you come to us with a previous diagnosis, or you’re experiencing a new problem and need answers, our board-certified neurologists provide the top-quality care you need, right when you need it.

Why choose Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute?

  1. Convenience: Our general neurology providers have experience diagnosing and treating all types of neurological disorders, and most have subspecialty training. That means we can often provide one-stop care to help you manage multiple conditions.
  2. Team approach: To ensure you receive the most complete treatment, our general neurologists work closely with specialists from neurosurgery, neuropsychology, neurorehabilitation, neuroradiology and behavioral health.
  3. Expertise: All of your care is backed by nationally recognized subspecialty expertise, from our award-winning stroke care and level 3 and 4 epilepsy centers to the Charlotte region’s only National MS Society Center for Comprehensive Care, Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Center and ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence.
  4. Personalized care: We’re here to be your health care partner at every step, from your very first visit through long-term management of your condition. We listen to your concerns and customize your treatment to meet your unique needs and goals.
  5. Focus on research: Our patients benefit from cutting-edge neurology research conducted at Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute, which helps us provide the latest in evidence-based medicine. Plus, we offer access to potentially groundbreaking treatments through clinical trials.

Diagnosis and testing

Our experts have the tools and experience needed to make an accurate diagnosis, so you get the most effective treatment. Your care starts with a thorough neurologic evaluation to pinpoint the source of your symptoms.

Some of the diagnostic tests we may use include:

  1. Electroencephalography (EEG): EEG is a safe and painless test that monitors your brain’s electrical activity using small discs (electrodes) attached to the scalp. Routine EEG monitoring can take as little as 30 minutes.
  2. Electromyography (EMG): EMG is a test that measures the electrical activity of your nerves and muscles. Our EMG lab is accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine for high-quality, safe care.
  3. Nerve conduction study (NCS): During this test, also known as a nerve conduction velocity test, small electrodes on your skin stimulate the nerves with a low level of electricity. NCS is often done along with EMG.
  4. Spinal tap: During a spinal tap (or lumbar puncture), your provider places a special needle into your lower back to take a small sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for testing. CSF is the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
  5. Imaging: To look at your brain and spinal cord, your doctor may use specialized imaging tests such as ultrasound, MRI or CT scans.

Treatments

Every neurological condition has different treatments, and what works for one person may not work for another with the same diagnosis. That’s why we tailor care to your individual needs to give you the best results.

Some of the treatments we offer include:

  1. Medications: Prescription medications can be an effective treatment for many conditions. We also offer intravenous (IV) infusion therapies. Our neurologists work with you to find the right combination of drugs and dosage to ensure you get the best results.
  2. Botulinum toxin injections: In this treatment, an injection is given to temporarily relax muscles, which can help reduce migraines, spasms and involuntary movements.
  3. Nerve blocks and trigger point injections: These treatments deliver numbing medication to relieve pain and discomfort in a certain nerve or group of nerves. We offer several types of nerve blocks, including sphenopalatine ganglion blocks and occipital nerve blocks.
  4. Neurostimulation devices: These devices send low levels of electricity to specific nerves to treat and relieve symptoms of neurological disorders. While many neurostimulation devices require surgery, we offer nonsurgical options for certain conditions at our general neurology clinics.

Patient resources

Below, you can find links to trusted resources with more information about neurological conditions and care. If you have any questions, please contact your provider’s office directly.

Research

Our expertise is powered by leading-edge neurology research. We apply the latest findings in real time to provide the best possible care. And we continually participate in innovative studies to better understand what causes neurological disorders and look for potential cures.

Find a clinical trial

At Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute, our research program gives patients access to potentially breakthrough therapies.

Use our search tool to find current clinical trials. To learn more about our available studies, talk to your doctor.

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For referring providers

When you refer a patient to us, we keep you involved and up to date throughout their care. To make a referral, call our dedicated physician referral line at 704-468-0101 or send a fax to 704-468-0022.

Frequently asked questions

Our Providers

Our team of neurology experts is ready to guide you through personalized neurology care. Use our provider search tool to find a neurology specialist near you.

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