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Conditions & Treatments

Neurological Conditions and Treatments

Born from a long-term collaboration between Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute is south Texas' largest neuroscience care provider and one of only a few institutions in the country to fully integrate neurology, neurosurgery and neurorehabilitation to treat patients with a variety of neurological disorders. See our full neurological conditions list below.

This comprehensive approach has resulted in Houston's only dedicated on-site stroke team, the leading epilepsy program in the southwestern United States, and countless innovations in multiple sclerosis, neurotrauma, spine surgery, brain tumors and more. We extend our continuum of care through inpatient and outpatient neurorehabilitation in our 23-bed rehabilitation unit at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, as well as at TIRR Memorial Hermann, a top-tier rehabilitation hospital.

At MNI, we treat a comprehensive range of neurological disorders such as:

Brain Tumors

Acoustic neuromas
Astrocytomas
Brain metastases
Chordoma
Choroid plexus tumor
Craniopharyngioma
Ependymoma
Germ cell tumor
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)
Gliomas
Hemangioblastomas
Malignant meningiomas
Medulloblastomas
Meningiomas
Oligodendrogliomas
Pineal gland tumors
Pituitary adenoma and Cushing's syndrome
Pituitary tumors

Cerebrovascular

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
Atherosclerosis and carotid and vertebral artery stenosis
Brain Aneurysm
Cerebral embolism
Cerebral thrombosis
Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis
Coagulation (blood clotting) disorders
Dissection of carotid and vertebral artery
Intracerebral hemorrhage
Moya-Moya
Patent Foramen Ovale
Stroke Center
Subarachnoid hemorrhage
TIA or mini stroke (Transient ischemic attack)
Vascular dementia
Vasculitis

Epilepsy

Seizure Disorder
Sturge-Weber

Headaches and Pain Management

Back Pain
Chiari Malformation
Face Pain
Fibromyalgia
Headache & Migraine
Hemifacial Spasms
Pineal Cysts
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Movement Disorders

Ataxias/cerebellar disorders
Cerebral palsy 
Essential tremor/tremor states
Gait and Balance Disorders
Generalized and focal dystonias
Generalized and partial seizures
Huntington's chorea
Parkinson's disease
Spasticity management
Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA)
Tourette Syndrome
Wilson's disease

Neuromuscular Disorders

Acute, subacute and chronic peripheral polyneuropathies
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Diabetic neuropathy
Focal entrapment neuropathies
Isaac's syndrome
Metabolic myopathies
Mitochondrial myopathies
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Muscular dystrophy
Myasthenia gravis
Myositis
Myotonia
Plexopathies
Primary lateral sclerosis

Neurorehabilitation

Assistive technology
Bracing and casting
Cognitive therapy
Constraint induced movement therapy
Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Gait training
Lee Silverman program
Low vision therapy
Occupational therapy
Orthopedic services
Physical therapy
Prosthetics and orthotics
Recreational therapy
Speech therapy
Stroke respite program
TIRR Challenge (community reentry program for brain injury and stroke survivors)
Vestibular and balance rehabilitation
Spasticity management, including Baclofen and Botox
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Treadmill-assisted gait training
Virtual reality devices
Vocational rehabilitation
Wheelchair seating

Neurotrauma and Critical Care

Concussion
Stroke
Traumatic Brain Injury

Pediatric Neurology and Neurosurgery

Craniosynostosis
Hydrocephalus
Pediatric brain tumors
Spina Bifida
Tethered Spinal Cord

Spine Disease and Back Pain

Degenerative spinal diseases:
Cervical disc disease
Cervical herniated disc
Cervical radiculopathy
Cervical spondylosis (degeneration
Cervical stenosis
Cervical spinal cord injury 
Herniated discs
Peripheral nerve disorders
Lumbar herniated disc
Lumbar stenosis
Scoliosis
Spinal cord syrinxes
Spinal deformities
Spinal fractures and instability, including compression fractures
Spinal injuries
Spine and spinal cord tumors
Tethered spinal cord
Thoracic herniated disc
Thoracic spinal cord injury

Sports-related Conditions

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Concussion