Neurological Disorders & Treatments

Neurology is a medical specialty which deals with the disorders of the nervous system. More specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. Neurology is the medical application of neuroscience, which is the scientific study of the nervous system.

The General Neurology Program at North Shore-LIJ Health System's Cushing Neuroscience Institute is a multidisciplinary program focused on developing state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for neurological disorders which involve the brain, spine, nerves and muscles. Our experienced neurologists diagnose and treat patients suffering from pain, weakness, visual disturbances or other symptoms which result from a neurological disorder. We provide compassionate care and support to patients suffering from the full spectrum of neurological disorders.

There are more than 600 diseases of the nervous system, including brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, stroke and dementia. Acquired and degenerative neurological disorders are frequently associated with varying combinations and degrees of impaired motor, sensory, and central coordination functions, as well as postural control problems. Patients with these disorders can also suffer from secondary impairments, which further complicate diagnosis and treatment planning.

Treatments for neurological disorders range from open surgeries and minimally invasive surgeries to therapy, rehabilitation, medication, lifestyle changes and preventive measures. Every form of treatment is specific to the patient’s neurological condition. Complete and early evaluation of the neurological disorder is extremely vital to determining the best form of treatment in order to improve the lives of our patients.

To make an appointment with one of our general neurologists:
Cushing Neuroscience Institute’s General Neurology program makes it easy for you to take the first steps in ensuring the best neurological and neurosurgical care for yourself or your family. Simply email us at or call us at 844-56Neuro (844-566-3876). You may also fill out our Request an Appointment form.