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With a network of care nearby, the Lakeland Neuroscience Center coordinates care with the support services of Lakeland Health’s diagnostic imaging, surgical, hospital, and rehabilitation teams during a patient’s diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.

The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates the body's basic functions and activities. It is made up of two major divisions, including the central nervous system (consisting of the brain and spinal cord) and the peripheral nervous system (consisting of all other neural elements). The central nervous system controls thought, behavior, and movement. The peripheral nervous system relays information to the central nervous system for transmitting messages to muscles and glands.

In addition to the brain and spinal cord, principal organs of the nervous system include the eyes, ears, and sensory organs of taste, sensory organs of smell, and sensory receptors in the skin, joints, muscles, and other parts of the body.

If you have questions about these or other neurological disorders not listed here, please consult your medical provider.

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Concussions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS)
  • Lumbar-Herniated Disc
  • Medical and surgical care of the neck and back
  • Migraines
  • Movement disorders
  • Nerve compression or dysfunction
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal disorders
  • Sports concussions
  • Stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

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