Neurology Treats Disorders
of the Body’s Nervous System

Neurology deals with the body’s complex nervous system responsible for sending and retrieving information from all areas of the body. The Central Nervous System deals with the brain and spine, while the Peripheral Nervous System includes internal organs, muscles and glands.

McLeod Health Neurologists and Neurosurgeons offer state-of-the-art services for a full range of neurological conditions.

Neurologists are available at our Florence and Little River locations and Neurosurgeons in Florence. Physician referrals are required.

  • Complex, Often Chronic Diseases Involve A Neurologist

    A neurologist diagnoses and treats disorders, including:

    • Stroke
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Headache disorders, Sleep disorders
    • Seizure disorders including epilepsy
    • Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
    • Brain and spinal cord injuries and disorders

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    What is a Neurologist?

    If the patient requires surgery, the neurologist will refer the patient to a neurosurgeon.

  • Neurosurgical Care for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain and Spine Conditions

    Neurosurgery encompasses the injuries, disorders and diseases concerning the brain, spinal cord, spinal column and peripheral nerves throughout the body. At McLeod Health, our exceptional team of Neurosurgeons provide a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment while utilizing the most advanced approaches and techniques.


    Neurosurgeons help patients with:

    • Head and spine trauma
    • Brain or spinal tumors
    • Abnormalities of the spine
    • Cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms of the brain
    • Trigeminal neuralgia
    • Spinal disorders, such as herniated discs in the back and neck
    • Abnormalities of the peripheral nerves, such as carpal tunnel and ulnar and vagal nerves
  • Neurology’s Goal: Helping the Patient Lead a Healthier and Better Quality of Life

    A Neurologist can act as a principal care provider or consultant to another physician. To aid in the diagnoses and treatment, the Neurologist might perform a neurological exam to test functionality, including muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, coordination, memory, vision and speech. Patients with sleep disorders may require a sleep study. In addition, tests including CT scans, MRIs, electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography/nerve conduction velocity (EMG/NCV) studies can provide further information.

  • Helping Patients with Neurological Disorders

    At McLeod Outpatient Rehabilitation, we are dedicated to helping patients with Parkinson’s disease limit the symptoms of the disease and improve their function.

    The Parkinson’s Rehabilitation program is offered by specially trained and certified Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists. Our goal is to help patients develop lifelong habits of improved communication and movement to improve quality of life and build confidence.


    Therapy programs specific to Parkinson’s disease are clinically proven to be effective in improving speech and movement. These programs have been developed and researched for more than 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Individuals in all stages of Parkinson’s disease can be empowered to improve, keep moving, and stay active through life long habits.

    Other conditions also respond to this treatment approach including:
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Cerebral Palsy

    Nearly every person with Parkinson’s disease will have problems with speech that start early in the disease process, and that will progressively diminish their quality of life. Common speech problems include: soft voice, mumbled speech, monotone speech, and hoarse voice.

    The LOUD program is designed to improve vocal loudness in a healthy way, without straining the voice. Through the LOUD program, speech language pathologists train patients to speak with confidence and clarity, improve vocal loudness, and increase facial expressions.

    The Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Program includes:

    • Individual or group exercise sessions
    • Daily exercises to practice at home