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Neurology

Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Physicians specializing in the field of neurology are called neurologists and are trained to diagnose, treat and manage patients with neurological disorders, as well as some conditions in the musculoskeletal system.

Major conditions include:
  • Headache disorders such as migraine, cluster headache and tension headache
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Amylotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Cerebrovascular disease, such as transient ischemic attack and stroke
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Infections of the brain (encephalitis), brain meninges (meningitis) and spinal cord (myelitis)
  • Growths or tumors of the brain, spinal cord or the peripheral nerves
  • Movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease
  • Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis, and of the peripheral nervous system, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Spinal cord disorders, such as tumors, infections, trauma and malformations   
  • Disorders of peripheral nerves, muscles and neuromuscular junctions
  • Traumatic injuries to the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
  • Altered mental status, encephalopathy, stupor and coma
  • Speech and Language Disorders



U.S.News & World Report
considers Harper University Hospital's Neurosciences program one of the best in the nation. The magazine named Harper one of "America's Best Hospitals" for 2011— ranking it #26 in Neurology and Neurosurgery.

DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital are ranked among the best in Neurology & Neurosurgery in Southeast Michigan by U.S.News & World Report.



The Department of Neurology at Wayne State University and DMC Harper University Hospital is considered Michigan’s top Neurosciences program…and one of the best in the nation.
Neurological researchers and clinicians at Wayne State and Harper are making dramatic strides in the treatment and management of neurological diseases and disorders. Depending on the specific case, the neurology team calls on specialists from a wide variety of disciplines to provide the right care at the right time.

For an appointment, a second opinion or more information, please call 1-888-DMC-2500.
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