Emerson Hospital
​If you or a loved one needs to see a neurologist—a doctor who specializes in disorders of the nervous system—it’s important to know that Emerson Hospital has a team of board-certified neurologists with extensive expertise in diagnosing, treating and managing these types of conditions.

In addition, we offer some of today’s most advanced diagnostic technology for neurological disorders right here in Concord, close to home.
 

The conditions Emerson’s neurologists see

You can turn to our neurologists for comprehensive care for a wide range of neuromuscular and neurological disorders, including:
  • ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia 
  • Balance disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Head injury and post-concussion syndrome
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neck and back pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral nerve problems including carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke

Advanced diagnostic technology 

Emerson Hospital offers an array of testing to accurately diagnose neurological and neuromuscular conditions, including: 
 

Diagnostic imaging

Including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scanning.


Nerve conduction study (NCS)

A nerve conduction study shows how well signals travel along large nerve fibers and can help find the cause of abnormal nerve function.


Electromyogram (EMG)

A test that measures the electrical activity of muscles at rest and during contraction. This test can help evaluate pinched nerves and pinpoint the location of any nerve injury at the nerve roots, where nerves emerge from the spinal cord.


Muscle biopsy

Sometimes a small piece of muscle must be removed (biopsied) and analyzed. This is a minor outpatient procedure. 


Sleep studies

Our state-of-the-art sleep lab provides expert diagnostic services for sleep disorders.
 

Expert stroke care, close to home

Emerson Hospital is designated a Primary Stroke Center by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which means we have doctors and specially trained stroke nurses available at all times to care for acute stroke.

Learn more about our award-winning stroke care.
 

Parkinson’s disease support resources

People with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers can benefit from an array of resources including a Parkinson’s support group, special classes at the Emerson Wellness Center for Mind and Body, and therapies at our Center for Rehabilitative and Sports Therapies


Specialized neurological rehabilitation 

Our neurologists work closely with Emerson’s specialized neurological rehabilitation program, where skilled physical, occupational and speech-language therapists help individuals who’ve had a stroke or are dealing with other neurological disorders regain the highest-possible level of function and independence, improving their overall quality of life. Rehab is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals.

locations

Emerson Center for Rehabilitative & Sports Therapies – Westford

133 Littleton Road
Westford MA

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