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UCHealth Memorial Hospital Neurosciences

At UCHealth Memorial Hospital, 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

Emergency Treatment of Stroke

A stroke can happen anywhere, and knowing how to recognize the symptoms can save a life. Call 911 immediately if you or a loved one experiences these stroke warning signs:

F – Face drooping. Ask the person to smile; does his/her face droop?
A – Arm weakness. Ask the person to put his/her arms up; does one look weak or limp?
S – Speech. Ask the person to speak; Is his/her speech slurred or hard to understand?
T – Time. Time to call 9-1-1 and get him/her to the hospital immediately if the person shows any of these signs.

Memorial Hospital offers 24/7 emergency stroke care and operates the Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit (MSTU) to bring emergency stroke care to your door.

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 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: UCHealth Memorial named comprehensive stroke center

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 10:08 AM EST2018-01-03 15:08:19 GMT
    UCHealth Memorial is the only comprehensive stroke center in southern ColoradoUCHealth Memorial is the only comprehensive stroke center in southern Colorado

    UCHealth Memorial announced some big news Tuesday to kick off 2018.  Memorial hospital has become the first in southern Colorado to be named a comprehensive stroke center.  It’s an elite designation given to hospitals who offer the highest level of stroke care.

    UCHealth Memorial announced some big news Tuesday to kick off 2018.  Memorial hospital has become the first in southern Colorado to be named a comprehensive stroke center.  It’s an elite designation given to hospitals who offer the highest level of stroke care.

  • Your Healthy Family: As flu season comes on, it's National Handwashing Week

    Your Healthy Family: As flu season comes on, it's National Handwashing Week

    Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health careHandwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care

    Phyllis Woods is the manager of infection prevention with UCHealth Memorial who says, "Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care."

    Phyllis Woods is the manager of infection prevention with UCHealth Memorial who says, "Handwashing is the single most important entity in controlling infections in health care."

  • Your Healthy Family: 2017 Review healthy eating and weight loss with Dr. Kuzis

    Your Healthy Family: 2017 Review healthy eating and weight loss with Dr. Kuzis

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 12:02 PM EST2017-12-20 17:02:13 GMT
    Your Healthy FamilyYour Healthy Family

    I believe some of the most important health stories are the most basic stories.  With New Years and those all too common weight loss resolutions coming up, back in January Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial talked about why being close to our ideal weight is so important in terms of overall health and wellness. 

    I believe some of the most important health stories are the most basic stories.  With New Years and those all too common weight loss resolutions coming up, back in January Dr. Karl Kuzis with UCHealth Memorial talked about why being close to our ideal weight is so important in terms of overall health and wellness. 

  • Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

    Your Healthy Family: VR distraction therapy helps infusion patients

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-12-15 22:06:18 GMT
    Virtual reality helps infusion patients see amazing places while getting treatmentVirtual reality helps infusion patients see amazing places while getting treatment

    Hannah Moraski has acute intermittent porphyria, and for the last 2 years to stave off painful blood attacks she has infusion treatments twice a week at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs that last 2 and half hours each. 

    Hannah Moraski has acute intermittent porphyria, and for the last 2 years to stave off painful blood attacks she has infusion treatments twice a week at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs that last 2 and half hours each. 

  • Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

    Your Healthy Family: Colon cancer screenings can save lives

    Friday, December 1 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-12-01 16:27:23 GMT
    Hector was not following recommended screened guidelines, but at the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool, he saw his doctor and that visit ended up saving his life.Hector was not following recommended screened guidelines, but at the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool, he saw his doctor and that visit ended up saving his life.

    At the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool Hector saw his doctor.  It was a visit ended up saving his life.

    At the first sign of trouble of some blood in his stool Hector saw his doctor.  It was a visit ended up saving his life.

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  • Your Healthy Family: 5k on May 5th works to raise awareness of sepsis

    Your Healthy Family: 5k on May 5th works to raise awareness of sepsis

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:26:07 GMT
    This year's Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K will be held on Saturday May 5thThis year's Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K will be held on Saturday May 5th
    This year's Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K will be held on Saturday May 5thThis year's Jeffery Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5K will be held on Saturday May 5th
    Once again this year UCHealth Memorial is sponsoring the annual Jeffrey Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5k.  The race is in its 5th year, and will be happening on may 5th at America the Beautiful Park with a new twist this year.   Lisa Bartlett works year around to raise awareness about sepsis.  Her life took a major turn in 2012 when she lost her then husband Jeff to sepsis in less than 24 hours. Lisa recalls, "my 40 year old husband was put in the hospital on Oc...
    Once again this year UCHealth Memorial is sponsoring the annual Jeffrey Ray Davis Sepsis Challenge 5k.  The race is in its 5th year, and will be happening on may 5th at America the Beautiful Park with a new twist this year.   Lisa Bartlett works year around to raise awareness about sepsis.  Her life took a major turn in 2012 when she lost her then husband Jeff to sepsis in less than 24 hours. Lisa recalls, "my 40 year old husband was put in the hospital on Oc...
  • Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair know your numbers

    Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair know your numbers

    Friday, April 13 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-04-13 21:05:06 GMT
    Knowing your numbers may not have been very important to you but as we all all age it becomes more importantKnowing your numbers may not have been very important to you but as we all all age it becomes more important

    It's 5 Health Fair season in southern Colorado and it brings a great opportunity to learn important things about your personal health. 

    It's 5 Health Fair season in southern Colorado and it brings a great opportunity to learn important things about your personal health. 

  • Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair should lead you to regular check ups

    Your Healthy Family: 5 Health Fair should lead you to regular check ups

    Friday, April 13 2018 10:13 AM EDT2018-04-13 14:13:43 GMT
    Happening in Colorado Springs Saturday April 14thHappening in Colorado Springs Saturday April 14th

    The 5 Health Fair making it's stop in Colorado Springs this Saturday April 14th.  If you don't have insurance or a primary care doctor the fair is a great chance to get important health screenings for free or at low cost.  If you have a primary care doctor and get an annual physical chances are you are already getting the important preventative care you need. 

    The 5 Health Fair making it's stop in Colorado Springs this Saturday April 14th.  If you don't have insurance or a primary care doctor the fair is a great chance to get important health screenings for free or at low cost.  If you have a primary care doctor and get an annual physical chances are you are already getting the important preventative care you need. 

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