When an illness affects the way your brain works, it can affect much more than how you think — it can change how you move, how you feel and how you sleep.
Brain illness and injuries need complex care, and you won’t find a more capable team in central Missouri than the neurologists and neurosurgeons at University of Missouri Health Care. The team that provides comprehensive neurological care has been recognized as the first and only institution in mid-Missouri to earn the Comprehensive Stroke Center certification from DNV GL Healthcare. In addition, MU Health Care is a certified Level I Comprehensive Stroke Center.
We know that a brain disorder is a lot to cope with, so we treat you the way we’d want our own family members treated: with respect, compassion and understanding. We’ll teach you and your loved ones about your condition, give you emotional support and resources, and work with you to plan for each stage of treatment. We treat more than your illness; we care for you.
The forefront of neurosciences care
As an academic health center, MU Health Care has all the benefits of a major medical center in a convenient location. Our doctors are educators and researchers, so you benefit from their specialized knowledge and research resources. That includes access to today’s most promising treatments through clinical trials for restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors and much more. You can receive treatments here before they’re widely available.
We offer you the most advanced care available today, but we’re also looking ahead. Researchers at the MU Center for Translational Neuroscience are working to create new treatments and therapies. Our goal is to develop these scientific breakthroughs into life-changing treatments more quickly so they’re available to you sooner.
Complete care, right here
When you come to MU Health Care, you get every part of your care and treatment in one place. You’ll receive the most advanced care in the region, close to home — from the latest diagnostic technology to the widest range of treatment choices in mid-Missouri.
Your neurosciences care team includes doctors, nurses, physical rehabilitation therapists, psychology experts and other clinicians. We'll work with you one-on-one to provide the highest level of care.
Your condition and circumstances are unique, so our neurologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists design a care plan that’s tailored to your needs. We offer the region’s most advanced treatment and complete care for:
- Alzheimer's disease
- Brain cancer
- Children’s brain and spine conditions
- Chronic headaches
- Movement disorders such as deep brain stimulation
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Neurological trauma
- Reconstructive surgery
- Sleep disorders
- Spine Care
- Stroke (cerebrovascular disease)
Rehabilitation is a major part of your care. Our rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational and speech-language therapists) help you recover faster. Therapists will help you with balance and body strength, daily living activities, communication and speech skills, and more.