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Neurology

Tufts Medicine cares for people with a wide range of neurological conditions like migraines, brain infections, spinal cord injuries and neuromuscular disorders like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), to name a few.

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We specialize in diagnosing and treating complex neurological conditions affecting millions globally. The World Health Organization estimates that 24 million people have Alzheimer's disease and 326 million people have migraines.

There are more than 600 neurological disorders that can be the result of:

  • Brain tumors
  • Defective genes
  • Degenerative diseases (diseases that worsen over time)
  • Environmental exposures
  • Infections
  • Physical injury
  • Problems with blood vessels
  • Lifestyle 
  • Nervous system impairment
  • Nutrition

Neurological conditions caused by other chronic conditions can impact your short and long-term health and your ability to do many things you enjoy. We partner with you and your primary care physician to develop a personalized care plan that maximizes your quality of life and keeps you moving forward.  

Neuro-oncologist Suriya Jeyapalan, MD, MPH is talking to a patient about paperwork on a clipboard in clinic appointment at Tufts Medical Center's Cancer Center.
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Conditions

You can count on us to provide compassionate and supportive care for neurological conditions, including:

Alzheimer's disease
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Bacterial infection
Brain injuries
Brain tumors
Cerebral palsy
Chronic pain
Dementia
Epilepsy
Facial pain
Fungal infection
Headache
Migraine
Multiple sclerosis
Neurodegenerative disorders
Neuromuscular disorders
Parasitic infection
Parkinson's disease
Peripheral nerve disorders
Sleep disorder
Spine injuries and disorders
Stroke
Tremor
Viral infection
Young adult stroke
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Testing

We use advanced, cutting-edge technology to diagnose and monitor neurologic disorders accurately. Symptoms can be physical (lack of muscle control, poor coordination, pain) and emotional (mood swings, outbursts, etc.).

We are experts at detecting changes in your nervous system and use a number of tests to assess your balance, reflexes, coordination and how well your brain functions.

In addition to a physical exam, we may also recommend tests, including:

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Treatments

While there is no cure for many neurologic disorders, promising new therapies can repair and restore functions to improve your well-being and help you live a more independent life.

Not everyone with a neurologic disorder will need surgery, and treatment depends on your condition's severity. There are many effective treatment options to help manage symptoms, including:

James Krysanski, MD (Chief, Division of Epilepsy Surgery and Co-Chief, Division of Spine Surgery) consults with patient during a clinic appointment.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, find the healthcare you need and deserve close to home.

Lester Leung, MD, Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tufts Medical Center; Director, Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program, and Adedayu Dansu, Stroke Coordinator, adult neurology, discussing brain scans, condition with patient.
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