Brain Disease and Neurology Treatment
A mind is a terrible thing to waste
The brain is the most fascinating organ in your body. It houses all of your memories, it’s where your personality spouts from, and is responsible for every movement, thought, and decision. So when you experience an issue such as a stroke, head injury, or a central nervous system disease, your whole being can be jeopardized. Brookwood Baptist Health meets such high stakes with skilled neurologists and screening and diagnostic technology. We provide advanced care for patients affected by strokes or conditions like multiple sclerosis, and plan solutions for those with long-term health conditions. We know your brain is more than just an organ, it’s who you are—and we work around the clock to preserve and improve your brain function.
Every Second is Grey Matter
When it comes to strokes, every second without receiving treatment can result in brain damage. From emergency physicians to our stroke specialists and neurosurgeons, our primary stroke team is designed to treat strokes immediately, realizing that every second counts when treating stroke symptoms.
During a stroke your brain’s normal flow of oxygen becomes limited and every second without treatment can mean worse results. F.A.S.T. is a way of remembering stroke signs and how to react should you or someone you know suffers a stroke.
Face is drooping —Does one side of the face droop?
Arm weak — Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift downward?
Speech Problem — Is speech slurred? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the sentence repeated correctly?
Time — Act quickly if a person is having any of these symptoms. Call 911 and get the person to a hospital immediately.
Stroke recovery begins with rehabilitation in the hospital. Brookwood Baptist Health's team of rehabilitation specialists evaluate stroke patients and put together an individual treatment plan for each one. Through collaboration, we can improve the functionality of every aspect of daily life.
Brookwood Baptist Health provides the following:
- 24/7 Neurology coverage
- Access to clot-busting drugs, including TPA
- Dedicated, specialized care team to support patients through all aspects of stroke treatment
- Diagnosis and treatment plans based on national guidelines for stroke care
- Stroke education program
Rehabilitation After a Stroke
Stroke recovery varies by patient and severity of the brain injury. For most people, stroke recovery beings in the hospital with physical therapy. Our specialized, acute care rehabilitation team includes a wide range of therapists who evaluate and implement an individualized treatment plan focused on achieving a higher level of function for all aspects of daily living. The dedicated rehab team meets weekly and works with family members to evaluate progress and support recovery.