The clinical programs of the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute bring together a vast array of physicians – neurosurgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, neurologists, pediatric neurologists, psychiatrists, pain management specialists and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians – along with other health care professionals including psychologists, advanced practice professionals, and nurses, to care for a wide-range of conditions and diseases that affect the brain and spine.
Conditions and diseases that the Institute treat include Alzheimer’s, brain injuries (including traumatic brain injury and concussions), brain tumors, memory disorders, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, spine disorders (cervical spine stenosis and myelopathy, chronic back pain, degenerative disc, herniated disk, lumbar spinal stenosis, spinal curvatures), skull base tumors, and stroke.
Our clinical team of specialists and subspecialists are also at the forefront of developing new technologies such as wearable and implantable devices to treat some of the most serious and pressing health issues and conditions we face today, including drug addictions, concussions, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease. WVU Medicine is also a leading provider of using neuromodulation techniques, which use implantable devices that use electrical stimulation to alter nervous system activity, to treat a variety of conditions and treatments.
We also offer deep brain stimulation (for patients who have Parkinson’s, essential tremor, dystonia, and obsessive compulsive disorder); high-intensity focused ultrasound, or focused ultrasound ablation (a non-invasive procedure for people with essential tremor or Parkinson’s); and spinal cord stimulation (peripheral nerve stimulation) for people who have chronic pain due to occipital neuralgia failed back syndrome, radicular pain syndrome, post-laminectomy pain, peripheral neuropathy, and complex regional pain syndrome.