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Conditions Treated

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • The two types of back pain are acute, which typically occurs after a fall, injury or heavy lifting, and chronic, which persists for three months or longer.
  • Bell’s palsy is temporary weakness or paralysis of facial muscles. It can occur when a viral infection or underlying illness causes facial muscles to get swollen, inflamed or compressed. This leads to nerve dysfunction that affects appearance.
  • A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. Brain tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).
  • A Chiari malformation is a structural defect in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance.
  • Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. When a person suffers a bump, blow or jolt to the head, the brain can shift and hit the inside of the skull.
  • Dementia is a condition in which a person develops difficulties with cognitive function. This means the person has difficulty with judgment, memory or the ability to reason.
  • Headaches are the most common form of pain. Headache types include migraines and tension headaches.
  • Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is a chronic autoimmune disease. The immune system attacks healthy cells, causing widespread inflammation in any part of the body.
  • Migraines are a common form of vascular headache. There are two main types: migraine with aura (previously called “classic migraine”) and migraine without aura.
  • Neck Pain

    Neck pain is common and often results from strain or tension caused by everyday activities, such as routinely sleeping, working or watching TV in an uncomfortable position. Other, more serious possible causes include sprains, fractures and spinal stenosis.
  • Neuropathy refers to any disorder in which the body’s nerves are damaged and do not work properly. The damage may be to a single nerve or to several nerves. Examples of neuropathy symptoms are numbness, tingling, weakness and pain.
  • Sciatica occurs when there is damage to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which causes nerve pain. The sciatic nerve starts in the low back and runs down the back or side of the leg.
  • Traumatic brain injury happens when the head violently hits an object or when an object punctures the skull and goes into the brain.
  • Vertigo is a sensation of motion — a feeling that you are spinning or moving while standing still, or that the world is spinning around you. Some people describe vertigo as a feeling of dizziness.