Learn more about the common neurological illnesses and conditions we treat.
Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the nerves and nervous system. CoxHealth neurologists diagnose and treat conditions such as Alzheimer's, stroke, ALS, Parkinson's, seizures and many other neurological disorders. We have the region's largest group of board-certified neurologists providing office-based care. Our nationally recognized stroke team meets the standards of Stroke Gold Plus Status from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Our emergency departments at Cox South and Cox Medical Center Branson are also equipped to treat neurological emergencies and injuries.
About Our Springfield Neurology Clinic
Our main clinic at the Jared Neuroscience Center is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed on the major holidays and weekends. Our phone number is 417-875-3087. All calls received during non-operating hours are answered by an answering service. There is a neurologist on call for emergencies 24 hours a day.
Many patients diagnosed with ALS are seen at the ALS Clinic of the Ozarks every three months and monitored closely by our multidisciplinary team. The clinic is designed to support the patient and caregiver throughout the process with any needs that arise. The clinic includes a physician, RN, ALS nurse advocate, care coordinator, respiratory therapist, speech therapist, nutritional therapist, physical therapist and occupational therapist.
Baclofen Pump Treatment
We evaluate patients who may need this treatment and maintain long-term care of the pump treatment. This treatment involves delivering medicine to the spinal cord to help reduce spasms related to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries and other neurological diseases.
BIG Therapy & Exercise
We offer LSVT BIG therapy, an exercise routine for people with Parkinson's. This therapy uses high-intensity, focused exercise to improve movement, strength and flexibility. For more information, call 417-269-3616.
Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS)
Our experienced team can evaluate your need for this treatment and maintain the device you have implanted. This treatment involves implanting electrodes within certain areas of your brain to help lessen symptoms of certain movement disorders, such as Parkinson's.
Duopa Therapy is an alternative to oral medication for Parkinson’s Disease. Our experienced team can evaluate your need for this unique delivery system for medication to help maintain optimal care.
Neurotoxin Treatments (Botox, Myobloc, Xeomin, Dysport)
We offer neurotoxin treatments for migraine headaches, spasticity and other symptoms of neurological diseases.
Seizure Disorder Diagnosis & Treatment
Our neurologists help patients with seizure disorders, including epilepsy. This may include an EEG (brain wave) test to help diagnose the type of seizure disorder.
This study of the electrical activity of the brain assists the neurologist in providing the proper treatment. The EEG may be performed on the patient in an outpatient scenario or as a more extended study in our EMU (epilepsy monitoring unit) in the hospital for one to five days, which allows for 24-hour video monitoring to provide a more accurate study of the seizure activity.
Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS)
We evaluate patients with seizures who may need this treatment and maintain care for those who already have a VNS for treatment of epilepsy.
Additional Information & Resources
Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Alzheimer's disease damages the brain. It causes a steady loss of memory and of how well you can speak, think and carry on daily activities.
Parkinson's & Essential Tremor
Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects control over your movements. It can lead to tremors, rigid muscles, slowness of movement and balance problems.
Neuropathy & Muscular Disorders
Peripheral neuropathy is a disease condition that affects the nerve branches coming out of the spine to your arms and legs. It may present with muscular weakness and wasting or numbness and pain. Some neuropathy is caused by pressure damage, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but there are many other medical causes of neuropathy. Patients who suffer from neuropathy are seen in the neurology clinic and may have testing, such as EMG to help with diagnosis. Other testing may be required as well and treatment options are offered. Our team of neurologists specialize in sorting the cause by testing with exams and a full laboratory to find your nerve or muscle condition.
Various treatments are now available for patients with MS. Our experienced neurologists diagnose and treat each patient according to their individual disease process and lifestyle to maintain the most effective treatment.
Seizure Disorders & Epilepsy
Our neurologists can assess patients with seizure disorders. This may include an EEG test (brain wave test) to help diagnose the type of seizure disorder. This study of the electrical activity of the brain assists the neurologist with providing the proper treatment. The EEG may be performed as an outpatient or as a more extended study in our EMU (epilepsy monitoring unit) in the hospital for one to five days, which allows for video monitoring 24 hours to provide a more accurate study of the seizure activity.
Headaches & Migraines
For those with severe headaches and migraines, our neurologists offer preventative treatments and education, from dietary changes and exercise to specific medication plans. We also offer Botox injections for patients who qualify.