Learning you have a medical condition that affects your nervous system (brain, spinal cord and related muscles), can be frightening. Neurology is the medical specialty that focuses on nervous system disorders. The specially-trained doctors who study, diagnose and treat neurological disorders are called neurologists and neurosurgeons.

Common nervous system disorders include stroke, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

Brain, Nervous System and Stroke Care

The neurologists at Meritas Health Neurology work closely with other specialists, such as interventional radiologists, neurosurgeons and neuropsychologists to coordinate your care.

Because precise imaging is key to accurate diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions, we offer state-of-the-art tests and imaging services, including electroencephalogram (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound.

If surgery is the best treatment option, your neurologist will refer you to a neurosurgeon. The neurosurgeons at Meritas Health Neurosurgery use the least invasive procedures possible to treat spinal disorders neurological conditions, which means you have a faster recovery and the best outcomes.

Conditions We Treat

Rehabilitation Services

North Kansas City Hospital's Rehab Services department has physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists who specialize in treating a wide range of nervous system conditions. They customize therapy plans to address problems related to each person's specific diagnosis.

A short video clip entitled "What is Alzheimer's Disease" showing how the disease progresses and the order that it affects different parts of the brain. Created by Elder Options of Texas in partnership with Alliance for Aging Research.

Loosening Stroke's Grip

Virgil stroke patient
After a stroke, Virgil lost the use of his right arm and hand. Ten years later, an innovative treatment plan is helping him improve his quality of life. Watch Virgil's story.