At UMass Memorial Medical Center, you can find neurological care for simple to complex disorders affecting the human nervous system – the brain, spinal cord and nerves – that control the body’s most basic functions from breathing and swallowing to walking and learning.

Disorders We Treat

At UMass Memorial, our team of neurologists provides you with expert consultation, diagnosis, and treatment disorders and conditions of the nervous system including:

Neurological Care

You and your doctor can access a wide range of advanced tests and evaluation options to identify your neurological disorder and help you get the treatment you need. Services include:

  • Electroencephalography – Tests  brain wave function
  • Electromyography –  Evaluates muscle health and the nerves controlling muscles
  • Electronystagmography –  Measures inner ear nerve function, dizziness and vertigo
  • Long-term evaluation and care of epilepsy
  • Polysomnography (multiple sleep latency) – Tests for sleep disorders
  • Somatosensory evoked potentials – Evaluates the electrical signals of sensation going from the body to the brain
  • Specialized clinical testing, ischemic exercise testing, lumbar puncture
  • Injection of botox for muscle control or involuntary muscle contractions

Care for Headaches

If you suffer from headaches, our neurologists who specialize in treating headaches can help. Whether you suffer from chronic headaches or ones that don’t respond to treatment, our providers will diagnose and discuss your treatment options so you can live your life with less pain.

Types of Headaches We Treat

  • Cervicogenic headaches – pain in the neck or face
  • Chronic headaches – happen frequently
  • Cluster headaches – occur frequently in clusters or patterns
  • Headaches in pregnancy
  • Lumbar puncture headaches
  • Migraines – with aura, which impacts vision, speech and other senses
  • Occipital neuralgia – throbbing pain in the neck, back of the head or ears
  • Pseudotumor cerebri – caused by pressure in the skull
  • Refractory headaches – don’t respond to treatment
  • Trigeminal neuralgia – painful sensations on the face

Headache Treatments

Depending on your diagnosis, the following treatments may help:

  • Botox
  • CGRP monoclonal antibodies via injection or IV
  • Medications
  • Nerve blocks
  • Stress management and tension relief strategies

Research and Clinical Trials

Through our partnership with the UMass Chan Medical School, we offer you the latest in research and clinical trials in conditions of the nervous system. This means that you benefit from advanced diagnostic and treatment options that come from this research.  Learn more about research and training in neurology. Some of our current research programs focus on:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Biochemical approaches to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Seizures
  • Stroke and dementia
  • Treatment for Parkinson’s and other movement disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

Neurology Care Close to Home

In addition to our Medical Center, our community hospitals offer access to consultative and treatment resources for neurological conditions in locations that are convenient for you.