Talk to our neurology staff members when you need an answer right away for neurological symptoms or conditions.
It’s understandable to be concerned if you or your doctor thinks you could have a neurological condition. These conditions, which affect the brain, spinal cord or nerves, can have severe effects on your quality of life, and they require expert treatment and management.
At the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurology, we are here to provide the expert care you need in a supportive, understanding environment. When you call our offices, we’ll get you in to see one of our neurology team members as quickly as possible.
We provide exceptional neurology specialty care for patients throughout Louisiana, as well as east Texas and southern Arkansas. In addition, some of our patients come from other parts of the country in recognition of the quality of care we provide. We’ll work closely with both you and your referring doctor to review any recent neurological test results and streamline your referral process. We also work closely with our colleagues in the Department of Neurosurgery if your condition requires surgery to treat.
We see patients at the Neurology Center in Shreveport. This modern clinic allows us to provide the entire range of neurological care to our patients. As part of our dedication to keeping you safe during the coronavirus pandemic, we’ll screen you at the door for COVID-19 symptoms, and each of our team members will wear a face mask during your visit.
Each neurological condition is different, and you might not have the same symptoms as another patient with the same disorder. However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, you should ask your primary care doctor for a referral to our team or call us at 318-626-0528 for an appointment:
Please note: Sudden facial drooping, slurred or impaired speech, and/or movement trouble could be signs of a stroke. Call 911 immediately if you or a loved one has any of these symptoms.
Our Epilepsy Center in Shreveport is one of only three epilepsy centers in the state accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. In addition, we are the only Level 4 epilepsy center in the tri-state area. Level 4 centers provide the highest level of specialized care for patients with epilepsy and seizures.
Headaches can drastically lower your quality of life and make it hard, if not impossible, to participate in work, school or recreational activities. We offer expert diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders, including:
Our team cares for patients with headache disorders on an outpatient basis, as well as inpatient care if needed. Your personalized headache treatment plan may include:
MS is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves (the nerves of the eyes). MS involves the body’s immune system attacking the central nervous system. Symptoms can vary from person to person, but MS symptoms can include:
Although there is no cure for MS, our neurology team provides many effective medications to treat MS attacks or flare-ups and improve your daily function. We have the only infusion clinic in Shreveport that’s managed by a neurology program, which lets us offer some of the newest infusion medications available for MS. In addition, your treatment plan may include pills or injectable medications, depending on your unique needs.
Neuromuscular disease involves the peripheral nervous system, which includes all the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Conditions that affect these nerves can cause the muscles to weaken and degenerate (atrophy).
Some of the many forms of neuromuscular disease that we treat include:
Each week, we see patients in our Muscular Dystrophy Clinic for a wide range of neuromuscular disorders. We’ll work closely with you to create a personalized plan to help manage your condition, which may include:
Movement disorders are neurological diseases that involve abnormal movements. Depending on the condition, these movements may be unusually fast or slow, or they can involve shaking (tremor) of certain muscles.
Parkinson’s disease, which can involve slowed movement, stiffness, tremor and trouble balancing, is one of the better-known movement disorders. However, we also treat many others, including:
We’ll work closely with you and your loved ones to create a personalized treatment plan for your movement disorders. Symptoms of movement disorders often respond well to medication therapy. Depending on your needs, your treatment plan might also include:
Pediatric neurology (also known as child neurology) can make a critical difference in the lives of children with neurological disorders, such as:
Along with our colleagues in the Department of Neurosurgery, we provide emergency stroke care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of our high-quality stroke care, we receive patients from throughout the Ark-La-Tex (southern Arkansas, northern Louisiana and eastern Texas) region.
The Joint Commission has certified our Academic Medical Center as a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center, which means our neurosurgery team provides the latest in minimally invasive endovascular surgery to remove dangerous blood clots that can cause a stroke. Our team is the only one in northern Louisiana that offers these advanced procedures for stroke treatment.
Time is crucial when it comes to stroke care, and someone experiencing a stroke might not be able to say they need help. Remember the American Stroke Association’s acronym FAST to know when to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if a loved one needs immediate stroke care:
If you or a loved one is staying with us following stroke treatment, we’ll provide a number of essential services for immediate care and long-term guidance after a stroke, including:
Rehabilitation therapy, including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, to help restore movement and function
Contact us for more information about our neurology care or to arrange a consultation or referral.