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Neurosciences

St. Luke’s is dedicated to excellence in neurological and neurosurgical care. We provide comprehensive treatments—both surgical and non-surgical—for disorders and diseases of the brain, spine, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. These include degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders, epilepsy, stroke, tremor, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer’s disease, tumors of the brain and spinal column, infections, and other trauma or diseases that affect the nervous system.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    Brain tumor survivor ready to tackle FitOne, with a little help from her friends

  • Blog Post

    Boise Woman Grateful for Fast Care Following Stroke

  • Blog Post

    Sun Valley Resident Back to Work and Enjoying Favorite Activities Following Stroke

  • Blog Post

    Stroke Rehabilitation and Support Helps Patients Gain Strength and Confidence

Specialties

Conditions

  • Epilepsy

    A common condition that causes repeated seizures.

  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    A forceful head motion or impact causing a brief change in mental status with lingering side effects.

  • Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders affect the way you move.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    A condition affecting the brain and spinal cord that impacts muscle control and strength, vision, balance, and more.

  • Normal-Pressure Hydrocephalus

    <p>NPH is an abnormal increase of fluid in the brain that puts pressure on the brain. It may be caused by a head injury, an infection, a tumor, or by unknown causes.</p>

  • Stroke

    Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Brain damage can begin within minutes, so act quickly.

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    When blood flow to part of the brain is blocked or reduced for a short time, often by a blood clot.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    A forceful head motion or impact causing a change in mental status.

Procedures & Treatments

  • When conservative treatment isn’t helping, surgery may be an option for resolving your back or spine problems.
  • A pre-season physical of the brain for young athletes that providers can use later as they evaluate a suspected concussion.
  • Tracking electrical activity in the brain and nervous system to aid in the diagnosis and evaluation of neurological problems.
  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a therapy that can improve quality-of-life when medication cannot be further optimized.

Support Groups

  • Brain Tumor Support Group

    Support Groups
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    Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

    Join us for this support group to share your story, learn about coping with symptoms and psychological changes, and get important medical updates.

  • We invite brain injury survivors and their families and friends to join us for this support group to share experiences and learn more about community resources.

  • We invite brain injury survivors and their families and friends to join us for this support group to share experiences and learn more about community resources.

  • Achieve your best quality of life after stroke with medical advice, community resources, and connecting with others.