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Neurosciences

Find exceptional care for adult and pediatric neurology patients across North Carolina at UNC Health. You’ll have access to nationally recognized brain and spine specialists and care teams focused on your neurological recovery and health.

Your First Appointment

You’ll talk with your neurologist about your symptoms and experiences. Based on that discussion, your doctor recommends a diagnostic test to identify any underlying problems and start a care plan.

Tests & Diagnostics

Get advanced, comprehensive neurological tests and diagnostics at UNC Health, including:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG) – Detects brain activity by getting electrical signals from electrodes on your head
  • Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction study – Checks the function of your motor and sensory nerves
  • Lumber puncture (spinal tap) – Examines fluid taken from your spine and lumbar bones
  • Sleep study – Monitors your sleep patterns and symptoms overnight at home or in an onsite sleep lab at certain UNC Health locations

Conditions We Treat

Find neurological care close to home for conditions such as:

Treatments

Get access to treatment tailored to your neurological needs:

  • Botox® and carpal tunnel injections – Decrease pain and return feeling and comfort to limbs, joints, and nerves
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) – Uses electric signals to regulate brain activity
  • Lifestyle recommendations and changes – Include dietary changes, exercise, and sleep hygiene
  • Memory and cognitive clinics – Support memory and strengthen thinking skills
  • Nerve blocks – Provide pain relief and decrease inflammation
  • Neurosurgery – Includes brain surgery and spine surgery
  • Neurocritical care – Supports patients with severe brain or spine injuries or illnesses, such as stroke or brain trauma

Cross-disciplinary Care

You’ll benefit from many types of care that support your recovery, such as rehabilitation, orthopedics, or sleep medicine.

Why Choose UNC Health

When you partner with UNC Health for your brain and spine care, you’ll appreciate:

  • An experienced, interdisciplinary team with backgrounds in research and the most current and effective treatments in neurological care
  • Innovative and advanced technology, from diagnostic tests to surgery for brain and spine conditions
  • UNC Medical Center has recognition as a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, since 2004
  • UNC Medical Center holds a designation as an American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Gold Plus Achievement Award winner, and on the Target Stroke Honor Roll

Find a Doctor

Get outstanding, compassionate primary and specialty care from UNC Health. Find a doctor near you to request your appointment and get started.