If you suspect, or have been diagnosed with, a neurological disease or injury to your brain or nervous system, rest assured our specialists are ready to help you live a more fulfilling, less disabling life. Many of the neurologists at Gundersen have sub-specialties for certain conditions, meaning you are able to receive specialized treatments for your illnesses. Our neurologists also work closely with members of Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and other departments to ensure you receive the most effective treatments available.
Gundersen offers pediatric neurology for problems such as learning and development, attention disorders like ADHD, headache and seizures, and other neurologic conditions.
Conditions we treat
Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other memory disorders – While there are no cures for memory disorders, medications can relieve symptoms of anxiety, irrational behavior, depression and treatments for sleep disturbance. Our multidisciplinary team works with you, your family and your care providers to help coordinate care and provide you with ongoing support and medical management.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a group of rare neurological diseases affecting the nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movement such as walking and chewing. ALS is a progressive condition. This means that symptoms increase and get worse with time. While there currently is no cure for ALS, our neurosciences team is here to help keep your symptoms under control with a treatment plan tailored to your needs and preferences. Support may include medications, physical therapy, speech therapy, nutritional support and more to help maximize your quality of life.
Epilepsy and seizure disorders – Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. Our team works with you to understand the basis of your seizure and establishes a treatment plan to stop or lessen your seizures.
Headaches and migraines – Many headaches can be managed by your health care provider, but some require the help of a team of headache specialists. Our experts determine what type of headache you suffer from and identify treatment options suited to your needs. Together we will work to better manage your headaches and reduce their impact on your quality of life.
Multiple sclerosis – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system—your brain and spinal cord. Our team of specialists will work with you to help slow the disease, manage the symptoms and increase your quality of life.
Neuropsychological disorders – Our neuropsychologists perform tests that measure your memory, reason or speech capabilities following an accident, stroke or illness. The tests can be used to monitor progress in physical rehabilitation and to plan educational and vocational programs.
Parkinson's disease, tremor and other movement disorders – Our movement disorders team works to maximize your comfort and quality of life with treatment options such as medication, braces and other assistive devices, and physical, occupational and speech therapy. Gundersen is 1 of only 14 organizations in the nation designated as a National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Care Center, meaning we are recognized for providing outstanding care to people with Parkinson's disease.
Peripheral neuropathy and other conditions affecting the peripheral nerves and muscles – Our neurology experts work with you to figure out a treatment plan that fits your needs. Many times the goal is to manage symptoms of your condition and prevent it from progressing.
Sleep disorders – Sleep disorders can impact many aspects of your everyday life as well as contribute to serious health issues if left untreated. Consider an appointment with one of our sleep specialists if you suspect one.
Speech/Language disorders – Our speech language pathologists care for those who have speech, language or swallowing problems due to a wide variety of conditions. We provide diagnosis and individualized treatment options that will help you communicate more effectively.
Stroke – Our Stroke Center offers the highest level of care from when you enter our emergency room through your stroke recovery. We help you identify and manage risk factors that may lead to a future stroke.
La Crosse Neurology is a department of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.