Even the simplest body movements require communication between the brain, nerves and muscles. Without proper communication, loss of movement and conditions like Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, or Tourette may occur.
A decline in memory and thinking is common with age but when your ability is severely affected in everyday life, dementia may be the reason. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of cases.
Nerves send and receive electrical messages to control muscle movements. When the nerves are affected by a neuromuscular disorder, communication breaks down leading to muscle weakness, trouble swallowing or double vision.
When a sudden, external force rattles your brain, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur. Varying from mild concussions to severe injuries, TBIs disrupt normal brain function and can cause headaches, nausea, loss of consciousness, blurred vision, memory problems and more.
Housing one of the largest teams in the world for deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, the Fixel Institute runs best interdisciplinary program for people seeking DBS surgery for complex neurological disorders and other conditions.
Receive your physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and swallow therapy all in the same clinic as your doctor visit. The Rehab Clinic at the Fixel Institute houses specialists trained specifically in rehab for neurological disorders.