Neurologists and neurosurgeons in Orange Park, Florida
At Orange Park Medical Center, our goal is to help patients with neurological disorders, brain injuries and migraines get back to living their best lives. Our skilled neurological experts offer a wide range of noninvasive, minimally invasive and traditional treatments for a range of conditions that affect the nervous system.
Are you living with a nerve disorder? Find out what treatments might help by calling our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (800) 889-3627.
Neurological conditions we treat
Our neurologists treat a wide range of neurological conditions, including:
- Aneurysms and vascular diseases
- Arterial venous malformations (AVMs)
- Brain injuries
- Brain tumors
- Cranial nerve disorders
- Neurological trauma
- Parkinson’s disease
- Seizure disorders
- Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea
- Spine injuries and disorders
Orange Park Medical Center earned advanced certifications from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. Additionally, our program has received the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines—Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.
The comprehensive stroke care offered at Orange Park Medical Center coordinates dedicated attention from experts specializing in emergency medicine, intensive care and rehabilitation. Our hospital has earned advanced certifications from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for stroke care. These designations show that our stroke teams provide immediate attention, quick diagnoses and life-saving treatments when patients come to us with stroke symptoms.
Cranial nerve disorders we treat
Cranial nerve disorders include a wide range of conditions in which one or more of the 12 cranial nerves are impaired. Cranial nerve disorders may cause a variety of symptoms that range from tingling and numbness to paralysis of the face. Cranial nerve disorders we treat include:
- Geniculate neuralgia—a rare condition caused when a genicular nerve is compressed by a blood vessel. This nerve normally provides sensation to the ear canal and eardrum. However, when it functions irregularly, it can cause sudden severe, sharp and/or deep ear pain.
- Glossopharyngeal neuralgia—a condition that causes severe, sharp, jabbing pain in the posterior tongue, ear and tonsils that lasts a few seconds to a few minutes. This pain is generally brought on by swallowing liquids or solids and is caused by the compression of the glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves as they exit the brainstem by arteries and/or veins.
- Hemifacial spasm—a condition in which the eye, face and/or neck twitch suddenly and uncontrollably, causing the eye to close tightly and the corner of the mouth and neck to rise, due to a muscle contraction that can last several seconds. While the syndrome is not painful, it can be extremely debilitating and lead to a weakened face and a facial droop.
- Occipital neuralgia—a syndrome that causes shooting pain on one side of the back of the head. This condition can occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma to the back of the head or neck.
- Trigeminal neuralgia—a condition resulting from the trigeminal nerve causing sudden, sometimes excruciating pain on one side of the face when stimulated.
Spinal conditions we treat
Neck and back pain is often the result of muscle strain or soft tissue injury. This kind of pain is common and not usually a sign of a serious medical condition. However, if pain persists longer than 72 hours, it could indicate a more significant spinal disorder.
Our spine specialists are experts in neurological and orthopedic care. Spinal conditions we diagnose and treat include:
- Bulging disc—a condition in which a disc bulges through a crevice in the spine out of its normal area, often as a result of aging
- Chronic neck pain—a condition that can range from mild to severe and can result in degeneration of the cervical spine
- Degenerative disc disease—a condition in which the discs between the vertebrae are worn and torn and less shock-absorbent
- Ruptured disc—a condition that occurs when a small portion of the nucleus pushes out into the spinal canal, irritating the nerve and causing pain, numbness or weakness in the back, leg or arm
- Scoliosis—a condition in which there is an irregular curvature of the spine, resulting in a "C" or "S" shape rather than a straight line
- Spinal stenosis—a condition in which the spinal cord is narrowed, resulting in painful compression and pinching of the nerves
- Spine tumor—a cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign) growth that develops within or near the spinal cord or within the bones of the spine
Surgically Implanted Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumor
Orange Park Medical Center offers a rare treatment available for brain cancer patients. A surgically implanted radiation therapy, is the insertion of tiny tiles into the brain to delay the regrowth of a brain tumor. The small tiles provide targeted radiation, limiting the damage to healthy tissue surrounding the cancer. The unique radiation treatment also reduces side effects such as brain damage or hair loss and the amount of radiation exposure to those close to the patient.
During a tumor removal surgery, the tiles are placed at the tumor site. Similar to the size of a postage stamp, the tiles immediately begin killing cancer cells. The radiation process lasts approximately six weeks and the tiles are naturally resorbed by the body.
Our neurological diagnostic services
Our neurologists use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, including on-site imaging services, to diagnose conditions and develop personalized treatment plans. The services we offer include:
- Computerized tomography (CT) scans
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Our neurological treatments
At Orange Park Medical Center, we strive to treat patients with the least invasive methods possible. We offer non-invasive pain management services and physical therapy and rehabilitation to help patients recover from conditions and surgery.
When neurosurgery is recommended, patients can trust that our skilled neurosurgeons are board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and have extensive experience providing a wide range of minimally invasive and traditional treatments, including artificial disc replacements.
Benefits of minimally invasive neurological care
The neurosurgeons at Orange Park Medical Center specialize in treating patients with minimally invasive surgical procedures. The benefits of minimally invasive procedures include:
- Greater accuracy
- Less post-operative pain
- Less scarring
- Less trauma
- Quicker recoveries
- Shorter hospital stays
- Smaller incisions