Your nervous system is intricately involved in almost everything you do. Those cells remind your lungs to expand with each breath. They help pull your fingers back from a hot plate. They trigger your sweat glands to cool your body. They allow you to move from a walk to a run.
When these delicate structures are attacked by illness or injury, those everyday tasks can grow more and more difficult. The neurology tests we can run and the neurology treatments we offer at CGH Medical Center can help.
What is a neurologist?
A neurologist is a medical doctor that specializes in the study and treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Neurologists can help you to deal with:
- Migraine headaches.
- Muscle spasm.
- Parkinson's disease.
- Stroke damage.
- Traumatic injury.
When you're living with a condition that harms any part of your nervous system, a neurologist can help.
Meet our neurology team
Our board-certified neurologist is an expert at both diagnosing neurological disorders and offering neurology treatments that can help.
Many people come to our clinic due to chronic migraine headaches. Our doctor performs a thorough exam, and if it's advisable, he can provide Botox injections to calm nerves and reduce pains.
Our doctor can also use innovative therapies to assist people with cervical dystonia, hemifacial spasm, blepharospasm and other forms of involuntary muscle contraction. And he can also assist with excessive drooling conditions.
Our neurologist can also pull together neurology treatment programs to help people who are in recovery from a stroke or a brain injury. The treatment programs can vary, depending on the extent of the damage and the person's goals for the future, but every treatment program is designed to maximize function and minimize discomfort.
Preparing for your neurology appointment
Open, clear communication with your neurologist is a key part of your recovery. To help you get ready for that talk, we ask you to fill out questionnaires before you arrive. We have forms for people dealing with:
If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please notify the office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time. Failure to cancel an appointment may result in a missed appointment charge.
Patients are seen by appointment only. We have two offices to serve you:
- 101 E. Miller Road, Sterling, IL
- 105 S. Heaton Street, Morrison, IL
For consistency in medical record-keeping, we request you use the office site you prefer on a regular basis.