Neurology in Lexington, MO

Neurologists at Lafayette Regional Health Center are experienced and trained in diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. They work with you, going through your medical history and giving you a physical examination to make sure you get the best possible treatment for your condition.

To talk with one of our neurologists, you can schedule an appointment.

Neurological screening

Lafayette Regional Health Center has extensive expertise in using imaging technology to diagnose and treat brain and nervous system conditions. Tests we perform include:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG) interpretation
  • Intra-operative EEG monitoring

Stroke

There are three types of cerebrovascular accidents (strokes):

  • An ischemic stroke, caused by a blockage in the artery to the brain. It's the most common type of stroke, accounting for about 87 percent of all strokes.
  • A hemorrhagic stroke, in which a blood vessel ruptures, preventing blood from flowing to the brain.
  • A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a “warning stroke” or “mini-stroke,” which produces stroke-like symptoms but has no lasting damage.

A stroke is very serious and needs medical attention as quickly as possible to lessen any brain damage that may result.

Symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Numbness or weakness in the arm, leg or face, especially on just one side of the body
  • Confusion, difficulty speaking or trouble understanding someone else speak
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty in walking, dizziness or loss of balance
  • Sudden unexplained, intense headache

Lafayette Regional Health Center has been designated a Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD) Level III Stroke Center by Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services. Level III centers provide access to important patient care in non-metropolitan areas and generally refer to a higher level center for more definitive care.

Pain management clinic

At our pain management clinic, we can help you manage chronic pain through various techniques, including nerve blocks. With nerve blocks, we inject a nerve-blocking substance into a cluster of nerves causing pain in a region of the body. They can provide temporary pain relief, allowing a damaged nerve time to heal and helping to identify a more specific cause of pain.

Neurological rehabilitation

For patients who need rehabilitation from neurological conditions such as a stroke, we offer occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy. Our pediatric rehab program treats cerebral palsy conditions, feeding disorders and speech and language delays to help children thrive.

Neurological care at HCA Midwest

Neurological care is the practice of medicine that focuses on the treatment, function and diagnosis of diseases relating to the nerves and nervous system. Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord.

Learn about Neurological care