Diseases & Conditions

At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, we believe an informed patient is better prepared to support proper treatment and care. Find out more below about common brain and neuro conditions that we may treat.

Acute Ischemic Stroke

An acute ischemic stroke is the result of a blockage in a blood vessel that halts the flow of blood and deprives the surrounding brain tissue of oxygen. When this happens, the cells in the immediate area begin to die and release a toxic chemical; this can be very threatening to the surrounding brain tissues.

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a brain bleed that occurs between the brain and the thin layer of tissue that surrounds the brain. Bleeding disorders and the use of blood thinners can lead to this type of hemorrhage.

Intercerebral hemorrhage

An intercerebral hemorrhage is the result of a diseased blood vessel bursting within the brain, which causes blood to leak inside of the brain. The increase of pressure inside of the brain can cause damage to surrounding tissue.

Cervical radiculopathy

Also referred to as a pinched nerve, cervical radiculopathy can cause numbness, pain and weakness. Pain can radiate to the chest and arms.

Brain tumors

Brain tumors are an abnormal growth of cells in the brains. These masses can be benign or cancerous; treatment for a brain mass depends on whether or not the tumor is malignant.

Hydrocephalus

This condition is a buildup of fluid in the brain. This pressure can be too much for the brain to handle, which can put a patient at risk for brain damage.

Seizures

A seizure is the result of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. These can also be called convulsions; during an episode the body often shakes rapidly.

Spinal cord injury

A spinal cord injury is damage to any part of the spinal cord including the nerves at the end of the spine. Injuries to the spine often cause permanent changes in sensation and can limit functioning in other portions of the body.

Spinal fractures

A majority of spinal fractures occur in the mid and lower back. They are often the result of high-impact falls or automobile accidents.

Movement disorders

When movements occur in the body that an individual does not want to happen, a movement disorder may exist. This disorder can include tremors and can be painful.

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a condition that affects the central nervous system. Tremors can occur and gradually become worse overtime.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system attacks and eats away at the protecting coverings on the nerves. This disrupts the flow of information between the brain and body.

Fountain Valley can connect you with a physician

Call ​(855) 226-3744 or use our Find A Physician tool to connect with a neurosurgeon who can help answer your questions. You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our Health Library.