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Neurological Care

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What Do You Know About Headaches?

When you get a headache, it's usually not the bones of the skull or the brain itself that's hurting. The pain comes from pain-sensitive nerves located near the muscles and blood vessels of the face, neck, and scalp, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Find out more about headaches by taking this quiz.

1. Which of these is the most common kind of headache?
2. When should you call your doctor?
3. What are some ways to prevent tension headaches?
4. Which of these can be an effective remedy for the occasional tension headache?
5. Which of these foods can trigger migraine headaches?
6. Migraines are extremely painful and debilitating headaches that involve the blood vessels. Scientists don't know exactly what causes migraines, but possible causes include:
7. When a woman who has migraines becomes pregnant, what happens?
8. Rebound headaches are caused by which of the following?
9. Cluster headaches affect men more than women. What characterizes a cluster headache?

Broward Health North's "Headquarters for Neurological Care" is the only facility of its kind in Broward and Palm Beach counties. For more than 10 years, Broward Health North has offered quality, comprehensive care for a full range of neurological disorders.

Our state-of-the-art technology, complete quality service and our staff of highly trained medical professionals are why we are unparalleled in neurological care.

Our comprehensive neurological services include:

  • Neurosurgery – aneurysm clipping, minimally invasive back/spine surgery, pain control, brain lab, anterior and posterior cervical discectomies, evacuation of subdural or epidural hematoma, VP shunts, craniectomies, stereotactic brain biopsy, craniotomy for tumor resection, vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty
  • Neurology – Research and clinical drug trials, adjunct professors, specially trained neurologists and neurosurgeons. EEG (Electroencephalography), EMG (Electromyography), NCV (Nerve Conduction Velocity) and EPT (Evoked Potential Test)
  • Interventional Neuroradiology – Angiography, aneurysm coiling treatment, angioplasty of cerebral arteries, Carotid stenting
  • Neuroradiology Diagnostics – PET/CT Scan, MRI, MR Angiography, CT, CT Angiography, Carotid Ultrasound, Transcranial Doppler
  • Support Groups and screenings
  • Emergency department services – Adult Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • ...and the Neurological Institute

Neurological Institute: Technology with a Human Touch

The Neurological Institute is a specialized "outpatient" services facility specifically geared toward treating patients with:

The Neurological Institute provides patients with personalized plans of treatment to meet their needs. Since neurological disorders affect the entire family, the Institute also has programs designed to assist family members and caregivers in providing quality care.

Comprehensive Services Provided:

  • Intensive care staff (nationally certified in neurology nursing)
  • Neurodiagnostic laboratory
  • Research in neurological drug trials
  • Neurosurgery
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Outpatient specialty centers

Neurodiagnostic Lab

This advanced diagnostic area is used to determine the cause of neurological problems and to evaluate the patient's recovery.

Diagnostic Procedures include:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) measures brain waves
  • Electromyography detects neuromuscular and nerve disease
  • Evoked Potential Test assesses the brain sensory, optic and auditory systems
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity detects nerve damage such as carpal tunnel and neuropathy

All diagnostic procedures must be ordered by a physician.

Please call 954-786-7395 or request more information here.