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Memorial Hospital Neurosciences

Most people associate neurological problems with stroke or headaches, but the field encompasses a wide range of complex nervous system disorders. At Memorial Health System, we evaluate and treat the following neurological conditions:

• Vascular disorders such as stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hemorrhage and hematoma, and extradural hemorrhage

• Infections such as meningitis, encephalitis and epidural abscess

• Structural disorders such as brain or spinal cord injury, Bell's palsy, cervical spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain or spinal cord tumors, congenital malformations, peripheral neuropathy and Guillain-Barré syndrome

• Functional disorders such as headaches, epilepsy, dizziness and neuralgia

• Degenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's chorea and Alzheimer's disease

Neurosciences Treatments and Procedures
Evaluating and diagnosing damage to the nervous system is complicated and complex. Many of the same symptoms occur in different combinations among the different disorders. To further complicate the diagnostic process, many disorders do not have definitive causes, markers, or tests.

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for nervous system disorders may include CT scans, EEGs, MRIs, electrodiagnostic tests (such as EMG or NCV), PET scans, arteriogram (also called angiogram), spinal taps, evoked potentials, myelgram, neurosonography and ultrasound.

Our Doctors and Specialists
The following specialists may play a role in your neurological care and work closely with your primary care provider:

• Neurologist. Specializing in neurology and treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves, a neurologist sees patients with a wide range of problems and may act as a patient's principal or consulting physician, while the family physician, or primary care physician, is generally in charge of a patient's total health care.

• Neurosurgeon. This surgeon specializes in neurological surgery (or neurosurgery) and manages disorders that affect the central and peripheral nervous systems, including their supportive structures and vascular supply, and pain management. Neurological surgery encompasses disorders of the brain, spine and nerves.

• Physiatrist. A physiatrist specializes in physical and rehabilitation medicine and treats injuries and illnesses that affect how you move. The goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance without surgery.

 


How to Contact Us
If you believe you or someone you know is having a stroke, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If you believe you may have a nervous system-related concern, please discuss it with your primary care doctor. If appropriate, your primary care physician will refer you to a neurologist and/or neurosurgeon.
For questions about nervous system disorders, help finding a doctor, or to obtain information on health/wellness classes to support your neurological health, contact our nurses at HealthLink by calling 719-444-CARE (2273).

 



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  • Your Healthy Family: The newest Da Vinci surgery robot

    Your Healthy Family: The newest Da Vinci surgery robot

    Friday, July 8 2016 12:21 PM EDT2016-07-08 16:21:17 GMT

    The latest tool in robotic surgery is coming to UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs that will help surgical patients have a better overall experience.   Dr. Jack Tubbs says  "The Da Vinci XI, is the 4th generation machine from Intuitive Surgical, 

    The latest tool in robotic surgery is coming to UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs that will help surgical patients have a better overall experience.   Dr. Jack Tubbs says  "The Da Vinci XI, is the 4th generation machine from Intuitive Surgical, 

  • Your Healthy Family: Fireworks safety

    Your Healthy Family: Fireworks safety

    Monday, July 4 2016 7:27 AM EDT2016-07-04 11:27:48 GMT

    As we head into this 4th of July holiday weekend Dr. Ian Tullburg Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial Hospital tells me he's hoping they won't see too many injuries related to fireworks over the holiday.  

    As we head into this 4th of July holiday weekend Dr. Ian Tullburg Urgent Care Medical Director with UCHealth Memorial Hospital tells me he's hoping they won't see too many injuries related to fireworks over the holiday.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Properly fitting kids bike helmets

    Your Healthy Family: Properly fitting kids bike helmets

    Thursday, June 30 2016 9:16 AM EDT2016-06-30 13:16:31 GMT

    With summer time in full effect, many of us are enjoying the outdoors, including kids on their bicycles, skateboards, and scooters. Lori Morgan is an injury prevention specialist with UCHealth Memorial, and she says making sure your kids are protecting their brains with a helmet is only half the battle when it comes to helmet safety.

    With summer time in full effect, many of us are enjoying the outdoors, including kids on their bicycles, skateboards, and scooters. Lori Morgan is an injury prevention specialist with UCHealth Memorial, and she says making sure your kids are protecting their brains with a helmet is only half the battle when it comes to helmet safety.

  • Your Healthy Family: Lightning Injuries and Safety

    Your Healthy Family: Lightning Injuries and Safety

    Friday, June 24 2016 9:55 AM EDT2016-06-24 13:55:47 GMT

    June 19th - 25th is National Lightning Awareness week.  The state of Colorado ranks 3rd highest in the United States in lightning strike fatalities. Dr. Paul Reckard is a trauma surgeon with UCHealth Memorial hospital, and says the kinds of injuries lightning causes to the human body are unique. 

    June 19th - 25th is National Lightning Awareness week.  The state of Colorado ranks 3rd highest in the United States in lightning strike fatalities. Dr. Paul Reckard is a trauma surgeon with UCHealth Memorial hospital, and says the kinds of injuries lightning causes to the human body are unique. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Lightning Awareness part 1

    Your Healthy Family: Lightning Awareness part 1

    Thursday, June 23 2016 11:07 AM EDT2016-06-23 15:07:24 GMT

    This week June 19th through 25th is National Lightning Awareness week.  Lightning is something we see a good amount of in southern Colorado.  News 5 Today’s Chief Morning Meteorologist Stephen Bowers explains exactly what the phenomenon is and why it’s so important for us in southern Colorado.

    This week June 19th through 25th is National Lightning Awareness week.  Lightning is something we see a good amount of in southern Colorado.  News 5 Today’s Chief Morning Meteorologist Stephen Bowers explains exactly what the phenomenon is and why it’s so important for us in southern Colorado.

  • Your Healthy Family: Healthy Summer Snacking

    Your Healthy Family: Healthy Summer Snacking

    Wednesday, June 22 2016 9:10 AM EDT2016-06-22 13:10:14 GMT

    As we settle into the summer routine are your kids settling into a healthy summer snacking routine?  David Egerdahl is a registered dietitian with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs and say's without the structure of the school day it can be easy for kids to gravitate to unhealthy snacks. 

    As we settle into the summer routine are your kids settling into a healthy summer snacking routine?  David Egerdahl is a registered dietitian with UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs and say's without the structure of the school day it can be easy for kids to gravitate to unhealthy snacks. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Sickle Cell Disease

    Your Healthy Family: Sickle Cell Disease

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 11:05 AM EDT2016-06-21 15:05:31 GMT

    Sunday June 19th was World Sickle Cell Day to raise awareness about the Bone Marrow Registry and Sickle Cell Disease.  Dr. Ann Mellott, a Hematologist and Oncologist with UCHealth Memorial says "Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disease in the United States. 

    Sunday June 19th was World Sickle Cell Day to raise awareness about the Bone Marrow Registry and Sickle Cell Disease.  Dr. Ann Mellott, a Hematologist and Oncologist with UCHealth Memorial says "Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disease in the United States. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Summer Cold or Allergies?

    Your Healthy Family: Summer Cold or Allergies?

    Wednesday, June 8 2016 7:34 PM EDT2016-06-08 23:34:20 GMT

    We're well into spring and just a couple of weeks away from the official start of summer.  We’re  also well into allergy season and if think you’re struggling with a cold that you just can't shake,  perhaps you are suffering from allergies. 

    We're well into spring and just a couple of weeks away from the official start of summer.  We’re  also well into allergy season and if think you’re struggling with a cold that you just can't shake,  perhaps you are suffering from allergies. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Stepping On Classes

    Your Healthy Family: Stepping On Classes

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 9:16 AM EDT2016-06-07 13:16:03 GMT

    Seniors citizens may be at risk of falling and not even know.  Father Time has a way of sneaking up on people.  UCHealth Memorial offers a class to help seniors avoid falls and live healthier lives. It’s called Stepping On.  

    Seniors citizens may be at risk of falling and not even know.  Father Time has a way of sneaking up on people.  UCHealth Memorial offers a class to help seniors avoid falls and live healthier lives. It’s called Stepping On.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Melanoma Warning Signs

    Your Healthy Family: Melanoma Warning Signs

    Wednesday, May 25 2016 10:30 AM EDT2016-05-25 14:30:17 GMT

    Melanoma is one of the most treatable forms of cancer if it’s caught early, but it is still a serious form of cancer,

    Melanoma is one of the most treatable forms of cancer if it’s caught early, but it is still a serious form of cancer,

  • Your Healthy Family: Importance of Sunscreen

    Your Healthy Family: Importance of Sunscreen

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 11:04 AM EDT2016-05-24 15:04:08 GMT

    May is melanoma skin cancer awareness and detection month and we're sharing Ken Landau’s story that he was kind enough to share with us. 

    May is melanoma skin cancer awareness and detection month and we're sharing Ken Landau’s story that he was kind enough to share with us. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Proper Hand Washing

    Your Healthy Family: Proper Hand Washing

    Friday, May 6 2016 12:46 PM EDT2016-05-06 16:46:20 GMT

    Thursday May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day, and while hand washing may seem like something we should all know how to do correctly it's easy to get in the habit of taking shortcuts or even skipping it all together when we get busy. 

    Thursday May 5th is World Hand Hygiene Day, and while hand washing may seem like something we should all know how to do correctly it's easy to get in the habit of taking shortcuts or even skipping it all together when we get busy. 

  • Your Healthy Family: BB-8 Hospital Visit

    Your Healthy Family: BB-8 Hospital Visit

    Thursday, May 5 2016 5:35 AM EDT2016-05-05 09:35:08 GMT

    On “May the 4th Be With You Day” also known as Star Wars day a special visitor rolled into UCHealth Memorial in Colorado springs to brighten the day of young patients. 

    On “May the 4th Be With You Day” also known as Star Wars day a special visitor rolled into UCHealth Memorial in Colorado Springs to brighten the day of young patients. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Warfit training exercise

    Your Healthy Family: Warfit training exercise

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 12:45 PM EDT2016-05-03 16:45:09 GMT

    News 5 got a unique, behind-the-scenes look in the emergency room of UCHealth Memorial who partnered with Peterson Air Force Base, for a training exercise called “Warfit,” 

    News 5 got a unique, behind-the-scenes look in the emergency room of UCHealth Memorial who partnered with Peterson Air Force Base, for a training exercise called “Warfit,” 

  • Your Healthy Family: Safety Tips on Prom Night

    Your Healthy Family: Safety Tips on Prom Night

    Thursday, April 21 2016 10:56 AM EDT2016-04-21 14:56:31 GMT

    Neither teens nor their parents should forget about safety on prom night.

    Neither teens nor their parents should forget about safety on prom night.

  • Your Healthy Family: Robotic Training Simulator

    Your Healthy Family: Robotic Training Simulator

    Thursday, April 14 2016 10:53 AM EDT2016-04-14 14:53:27 GMT

    There is some advanced and amazing technology Memorial Hospital's trauma simulation lab. 

    There is some advanced and amazing technology Memorial Hospital's trauma simulation lab. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Healthy Eating at Ballpark

    Your Healthy Family: Healthy Eating at Ballpark

    Friday, April 8 2016 4:25 PM EDT2016-04-08 20:25:09 GMT

    It’s baseball season and many of us will begin frequenting the ballpark and that can mean trouble if you’re trying to manage a healthy diet.  

    It’s baseball season and many of us will begin frequenting the ballpark and that can mean trouble if you’re trying to manage a healthy diet.  

  • Your Healthy Family: Wii basketball therapy

    Your Healthy Family: Wii basketball therapy

    Monday, April 4 2016 1:20 PM EDT2016-04-04 17:20:59 GMT

    With the Final Four of College Basketball happening this weekend, local recreational therapists decided to give their patients therapy, an NCAA twist, with a Wii basketball tournament.

    With the Final Four of College Basketball happening this weekend, local recreational therapists decided to give their patients therapy, an NCAA twist, with a Wii basketball tournament.

  • Your Healthy Family: Healthy eating

    Your Healthy Family: Healthy eating

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 10:28 AM EDT2016-03-29 14:28:38 GMT

    Its National Nutrition Monty, a time to make everyone more aware of their eating habits.

    Its National Nutrition Monty, a time to make everyone more aware of their eating habits.

  • Your Healthy Family: Memorial Hospital opens private patient rooms

    Your Healthy Family: Memorial Hospital opens private patient rooms

    Friday, March 25 2016 5:18 PM EDT2016-03-25 21:18:50 GMT

    Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs has just opened dozens of private patient rooms.

    Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs has just opened dozens of private patient rooms.

  • Your Healthy Family: Recent flu season spike

    Your Healthy Family: Recent flu season spike

    Thursday, March 17 2016 9:16 PM EDT2016-03-18 01:16:42 GMT

    While there's no "cookie cutter" flu season, this year is proving to be pretty unique, especially compared to last. While it started off mild, El Paso County is seeing a spike this month, which is later than normal. 

    While there's no "cookie cutter" flu season, this year is proving to be pretty unique, especially compared to last. While it started off mild, El Paso County is seeing a spike this month, which is later than normal. 

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  • Your Healthy Family: Surviving HPV throat cancer

    Your Healthy Family: Surviving HPV throat cancer

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-04-25 17:23:04 GMT
    "Treatment was a drag.  It was really hard and I was lucky, and it was really hard.  I didn't have chemo, but I did have six weeks of radiation therapy."Treatment was a drag. It was really hard and I was lucky, and it was really hard. I didn't have chemo, but I did have six weeks of radiation therapy.

    Joe foster is a Colorado Springs resident, and a survivor of oral cancer.  Joe recalls, ”I  developed a lump on the side of my neck, similar to what you might have when you get a cold. 

    Joe foster is a Colorado Springs resident, and a survivor of oral cancer.  Joe recalls, ”I  developed a lump on the side of my neck, similar to what you might have when you get a cold. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Walk with a Doc starts Sunday in Colorado Springs

    Your Healthy Family: Walk with a Doc starts Sunday in Colorado Springs

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:59:44 GMT
    Dr. Larry Cohen is focused on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and wants to help you.  He's starting a program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.Dr. Larry Cohen is focused on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and wants to help you. He's starting a program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

    Dr. Larry Cohen has a focus on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and he wants to help you.  He's starting a free program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

    Dr. Larry Cohen has a focus on healthy living, instead of preventing disease and he wants to help you.  He's starting a free program called Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs.

  • Your Healthy Family: Why is Dr. Larry Cohen starting Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs?

    Your Healthy Family: Why is Dr. Larry Cohen starting Walk with a Doc in Colorado Springs?

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:28:26 GMT

    The doctor starting the program in Colorado Springs is Dr. Larry Cohen, an emergency medicine doctor at UCHealth Memorial. In the late 90's Dr. Cohen wasn’t in very good health himself.  

    The doctor starting the program in Colorado Springs is Dr. Larry Cohen, an emergency medicine doctor at UCHealth Memorial. In the late 90's Dr. Cohen wasn’t in very good health himself.  

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