Neurology Care & Services

Neurology Disorder Diagnosis & Treatment in LA County

Physician Referral Line: 1-888-388-2838

USC Arcadia Hospital is staffed with neurological experts skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of the more than 600 known neurological disorders. A neurological condition involves diseases that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. If you experience frequent headaches, dizzy spells, or memory loss, a neurologist may be able to help.

Open communication between neurologists and their patients is a key part of neurological care. At USC Arcadia Hospital we strive to create lifelong relationships with our patients. Our staff takes the time and effort to make patients feel comfortable so they will have an easier time describing their condition and working with us to find the root of their problem. This is especially important in neurology as many serious neurological disorders require patient interaction for an accurate diagnosis.

When Should I See a Neurologist?

There are hundreds of neurological conditions and the symptoms vary a great deal. In most cases, your primary care physician will refer you to a neurologist when they believe your condition requires their expertise. Knowing some common symptoms of a neurological disorder can be helpful for you as you can mention the possibility to the doctor and they may be able to pinpoint the condition faster and speed along the process.

Common symptoms of neurological conditions:

  • Headaches - Everyone has a headache at some point in their life, and in most cases, they are minor issues that go away on their own. If you experience frequent headaches or migraines that are accompanied by other symptoms like vomiting or a tingling feeling in the body, these could be indicators of a neurological condition.
  • Dizzy spells - Dizziness can be caused by many things. When you suffer from chronic dizzy spells that disorient you and make it hard to stand, it's time to visit a doctor. Dizziness could be the result of Vertigo, which is a dangerous condition that makes it difficult to stand and could result in serious injury.
  • Chronic Pain - If you suffer from pains that have lasted for long periods and doctors are having a difficult time determining the cause, it may be the result of a neurological condition. The chances of your condition being neurological increase if the pain is accompanied with a numb or tingling feeling.
  • Seizures - After experiencing a seizure you will definitely want to consult with a neurologist. A seizure is characterized by uncontrolled jerking movements in the arms and legs, loss of consciousness, and difficulty breathing. A seizure is not always the result of a neurological condition, but it is a serious event that should be professionally examined immediately.
  • Memory Loss - Some memory loss is expected with aging, but when it is accompanied with a sense of confusion or personality change then it may be an indicator of a serious condition like Alzheimer's. Do not hesitate to see a doctor when you or your loved one's memory problems result in sudden mood shifts.

Individualized Treatments

Neurologists cannot simply treat the disease, the person as a whole must be cared for in order to facilitate a complete recovery or improve quality of life. Our neurological team develops an individualized treatment plan designed based on the patient's condition, their lifestyle, and their goals.

We can be your allies during this difficult time. If your neurological condition is the result of a stroke, we run a respected Stroke Care program staffed by experts in stroke and neurological medicine. Call 1-888-388-2838 to reach our free physician referral line and find a neurologist near you.

To find a specialist near you, please call our physician referral line at 1-888-388-2838.