Brain and Spine Conditions - Neurology

National Recognition for Spine Care

The expertise of our neurologists and neurosurgeons is extensive, treating spine and brain conditions and nervous system disorders.

Treating Brain Nerve Spine Conditions

St. Vincent’s Spine and Brain Institute is in three Jacksonville, Clay County locations – Riverside, Southside, and Clay Medical Centers. The spine and brain make up your body’s control center. St. Vincent’s Spine and Brain Institute exists to help you maintain the highest level of neurological health possible. Talk to your primary care doctor to see if a referral to one of our neurologists or neurosurgeons is right for you.

Our expertise and treatments for spine and brain diseases, disorders of the nervous system and stroke is nationally recognized by:

  • The Joint Commission, a premier healthcare accrditation organization in the U.S. -- St. Vincent’s Riverside and St. Vincent’s Southside as Centers of Excellence for spine care.
  • The American Stroke Association -- St. Vincent’s Riverside, a Gold Performance Achievement awardee in stroke care. Healthgrades – St. Vincent’s Riverside, Top 100
  • Hospital for Spine Surgery

Our progressive approach means we are also neuroscience researchers. Our expertise in spine care enables us to bring new advances to our patients sooner because we are primary investigators of safety, quality, and outcomes from new devices and technology.

St. Vincent’s Southside is currently a clinical trial site for the Pivotal Study of the Premia Spine TOPS System.

Specializing in Epilepsy Monitoring and Care

Our Epilepsy Monitor Unit provides video electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring to help determine the type of seizures you’re experiencing, as well as identify the region of your brain that is generating the activity. This information can help your doctor determine the best treatment option for you. The brain wave analysis from the EEG contributes to a better understanding of how to manage your epilepsy medication and if neurosurgery might improve hard to control epilepsy.

A Site for Neurodiagnostic Testing

The variety of neurologic testing that we do is extensive. The neuro-radiologists provide interpretation of CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, MEG, NIRS, X-ray, discography, myelography, fluoroscopy, angiography, and ultrasound studies of the brain, spine and nerves.  EEG, EMG, nerve conduction studies and evoked potential studies are all done by certified technologists. These tests detect brain patterns, pinched nerves, herniated discs, and other functional issues in the brain, spine or nerves. Our onsite neurologic expertise enables us to diagnosis brain and spine conditions quickly and provide a personalized care plan.

The neurologists at St. Vincent’s Spine and Brain Institute are regional leaders in the field of neurology. They provide thorough neurologic evaluations for mental status, reflexes, coordination and balance, gait, pain management, and sensory imbalances. At St. Vincent’s Spine and Brain Institute, we diagnose and treat:

  • Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia
  • Back and neck pain, including radiating nerve pain
  • Balance disorders
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain tumors
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Facial nerve problems
  • Head and neck trauma
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nerve Disorders
  • Parkinson’s
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Strokes

Advanced Stroke Care Saves Lives

Our Stroke Care program meets the national guidelines for quality, safety and education when identifying stroke patients and providing immediate, lifesaving care. The neurology team completes stroke education annually, and consistently meets recommended score requirements. In the emergency room, neurologists and neurosurgeons are on staff or on call 24/7 to provide stroke care when minutes count. St. Vincent’s neurologists offer outpatient care for those recovering from a stroke. Transitional care to home or a stroke rehab and skilled nursing facility is part of our commitment to a healthy continuum of care. St. Vincent’s physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists specialize in rehabilitative stroke care and recovery.

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