Neurology for Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis & Migraine
The neurologists at Neurologic Associates of Wisconsin help people who have had:
A “brain attack” that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced. This deprives brain tissue of the oxygen and nutrients in blood. Brain cells begin dying and, without emergency treatment, can lead to severe disability, paralysis or death. Prompt treatment is critical.
This is a progressive nervous system disease that affects movement. It sometimes begins with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand. Parkinson’s disease also causes stiffness or slowed movement and slurred speech. In the early stages, the patient may show little or no facial expression. They may walk without swinging their arms. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen over time. Though there is no cure, medications may improve symptoms. Occasionally, we may suggest surgery to improve symptoms and regulate parts of the brain.
This is not a specific disease but a set of symptoms that affect cognitive and social abilities and interfere with normal daily function. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms include memory loss and impaired judgment or language. Dementia causes confusion and inability to remember family members or friends. Changes in personality and social behavior are also common. Some causes are treatable or reversible with certain medications and therapies.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease that causes the immune system to attack the protective sheath around nerves. The damage disrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Symptoms vary widely based on the damage and the nerves affected. In severe cases, people lose the ability to walk. Some experience long periods of remission during which they have no symptoms. Though incurable, multiple sclerosis treatments can speed recovery from attacks and manage symptoms.
One if the most common types of frequent and disabling headaches is the migraine. Migraines may affect over 12 percent of the US adult population. They are the most common cause of recurring, disabling headaches and the number-one reason patients see a neurologist. Migraine pain can be mistaken for sinus headache, arthritis or muscle spasms. Diagnosis is complicated by the fact that the headaches are often accompanied by other “sinus-like” symptoms, including watery eyes, nasal congestion and pressure. Many patients who think they have sinus headaches actually have migraines.
To make an appointment or for more information about our advanced treatment solutions for Parkinson's disease, dementia, migraine, multiple sclerosis and stroke, give us a call at 262.542.9503. For your convenience, you can book your consultation using our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from Brookfield, Milwaukee, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee and Waukesha.