Expert neurological care in Richmond

The expert neurologists at Chippenham Hospital provides comprehensive care for the most complex brain, spine and nervous system conditions. From diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation services and recovery, you can be assured that the neurology team at Chippenham provides the best possible treatment for optimal results.

To learn more about our neurological care services, call us at (804) 320-3627.

Neurological disorders we treat

Our neurologists at Chippenham are specialized in treating numerous neurological disorders and injuries. Some disorders we treat include:

  • Acute hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
  • Aneurysms and vascular disease
  • Arterial venous malformations (AVMs)
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic migraine
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurotrauma
  • Pulsatile tinnitus
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord and brain tumors
  • Spinal tumors

Aneurysms

If you experience a severe, sudden headache or other symptoms related to a ruptured aneurysm, our neurological care team will conduct a series of tests to determine if there is bleeding in the space between your brain and the surrounding tissue (subarachnoid hemorrhage).

If bleeding is present, our emergency care team will determine if the cause is a ruptured aneurysm.

Our neurologists and neuro-radiologists specialize in the following diagnostic testing services for aneurysms to determine which unruptured aneurysms need treatment and which do not:

  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Cerebrospinal fluid test
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Cerebral angiogram

Traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury occurs when an object penetrates brain tissue, such as in a vehicle or bicycle incident, violence (gunshots or domestic abuse), sports injuries or falling and hitting your head. Any type of violent movement that causes a significant jolt to the head or body can cause a traumatic brain injury.

Mild cases may affect your brain cells temporarily, but serious incidences can cause bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other permanent physical damage to the brain. Serious cases can also result in long-term complications or even death.

Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Loss of consciousness for a few a seconds to a few minutes
  • No loss of consciousness, but a prolonged state of being dazed, confused or disoriented
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
  • Loss of balance
  • Problems with speech
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Changes in the ability to smell
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Memory problems or inability to concentrate

Symptoms of moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Recurrent vomiting
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
  • Clear fluids draining from the ears or nose
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Loss of consciousness for several minutes to hours
  • Persistent headache or headache that gets progressively worse
  • Numbness or weakness in the fingers or toes
  • Loss of coordination
  • Significant confusion
  • Combativeness, agitation or other unusual behavior
  • Slurred speech