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Treating Neurological Conditions


A disorder that affects your brain, spinal cord, or nerves (your nervous system) is called a neurological condition.

Dignity Health neurologists specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing problems that affect the nervous system, including:

To learn more about the personalized treatments we offer for neurological conditions in the Bay Area, use our online search tool and Find a Doctor today.

Neurological Condition Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of neurological conditions vary by the type and location of the disorder, but may include:

  • Burning sensations
  • Impaired motor skills (movement)
  • Memory problems
  • Pain or varying levels of discomfort
  • Problems with sight, taste, or smell
  • Problems with swallowing or breathing
  • Thinking and learning difficulties

If you or a loved one has symptoms of a neurological condition, meet with one of our neurologists for a diagnosis.

Neurological Condition Causes

Causes of neurological disorders are varied. These are the most common:

  • Blood vessel disorders and vascular disease
  • Cancer or benign tumors
  • Developmental abnormalities of the nervous system before birth
  • Gene mutations
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage and diseases
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury

Certain neurological problems, such as seizure disorders, can occur in healthy people with no family history of the condition.

Neurology Treatment at Dignity Health

Our hospitals offer some of the latest therapies and treatments for neurological disorders. Care may be given by a doctor who specializes in a specific neurological issue. For instance, a neuromuscular specialist focuses on muscles and nerves, while a neuro-oncologist treats cancers of the nervous system.

Your treatment may include:

At Dignity Health, our neurologists also extend compassionate care for adolescents with mental health issues.

Dignity Health neurologists offer advanced care for neurological conditions in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.