Specialty care for neurologic conditions
Brain, spine, and nerve care in Indiana
Understanding what triggers nerve, head or back pain, a seizure, problems with balance, or other neurologic symptoms helps improve your overall health. We are here to help connect you with a neurologic specialist and care teams who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many brain and spine conditions. Our ER care teams at Ascension St. Vincent sites of care in the state deliver 24-7 care for stroke, epilepsy, brain and spine injury and more. Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis has a Level 1 Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center and Brain Tumor Center.
Brain and spine disorders can affect your physical and emotional health. Our care teams listen to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we work with you to create a care plan that’s right for you.
Neuroscience specialists treat many brain, spine and nerve conditions
Your brain and spine health is our priority. And your nervous system reaches every part of your body. Our neurologic care teams provide general and high-specialized neurologic care using advanced tests and treatments for many conditions, including:
- Alzheimer’s and other types of memory loss
- Back and neck pain, including radiating nerve pain
- Balance disorders
- Brain aneurysm
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Brain tumor
- Epilepsy and seizure
- Headaches and migraine
- Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s
- Multiple sclerosis
- Trigeminal neuralgia
Advanced neurosurgical care for brain and spine
We understand that being diagnosed with a brain or spine condition can be stressful. If surgery is recommended, neurosurgeons at Ascension St. Vincent sites of care provide advanced surgical treatments. And when possible, our surgeons use minimally invasive, image-guided technology to make a smaller incision and help speed up your recovery.
Minimally invasive tests and treatments help protect nerves
Using computer-assisted technology during a brain or spine procedure helps relieve pressure on nerves affected by an injury or illness. At Ascension St. Vincent, we provide neuro-diagnostic tests, advanced neurosurgical treatments, rehabilitation services, and cancer support services to help improve your recovery after:
- Brain biopsy and tumor removal
- Carpal tunnel nerve release
- Cervical (neck) surgery and spinal fusion
- Deep brain stimulation
- Kyphoplasty to repair spinal fractures due to osteoporosis
- Spine surgery
- Spinal cord stimulator implanted to help control chronic pain
- Stroke or brain aneurysm repair
Neuro-diagnostic tests for sleep disorders, epilepsy and other neurological conditions
Ascension St. Vincent provides tests to help detect brain function changes and nerve damage. Our neuro-diagnostic labs are located at Ascension St. Vincent sites of care in Anderson, Evansville, Indianapolis and Kokomo.
Neuro-diagnostic tests include:
- Deep brain stimulation
- Epilepsy monitoring and testing
- Evoked potential testing
- Intraoperative monitoring
- Sleep disorder, sleep lab studies
Stroke rehabilitation and recovery care
To help improve recovery after a stroke, we offer rehabilitation facilities specializing in intensive stroke care in Indianapolis and Evansville. Ascension St. Vincent sites of care help connect you with skilled nursing and rehabilitation for your needs.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.
Brain Tumor Network
Our Brain Tumor Network serves adults 18 and older with any type of brain tumor. These quarterly support group events are open to not just those with brain tumors but their family members, loved ones and caregivers.
We offer a multidisciplinary approach to meeting both the social and emotional needs to those touched by a brain tumor diagnosis. The group leaders have designed this program to help build social connectivity, provide resources, offer guidance, education, and therapeutic activities.
The program is designed by our team of experts with a passion for helping brain tumor patients. Our team includes: surgeons, oncologists, nurses, rehab therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists, an art therapist and spiritual leaders.
Being connected with a brain tumor support group can help you deal with the day to day issues that you face and aid in learning about existing treatment options. We would like to extend a helping hand to you and those you love when you need our support. If you would like to know more about this group or have any questions please send us an email at email@example.com.