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Brain & Spine Care

When you or a loved one experience a condition affecting your brain, spine or nervous system, trust the specialists at Avera for comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services.

Neurological Conditions We Treat

Choose the Avera Brain & Spine Institute in Sioux Falls, SD, for expert neurological care for conditions such as:

  • Stroke and Aneurysm
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Headaches, including migraines, clusters and tension headaches
  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Fainting
  • Neuropathy
  • Balance disorders including dizziness and vertigo
  • Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and tremors
  • Weakness
  • Back and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervical dystonia
  • Cognitive disorders affecting communication, learning, memory, perception and problem solving
  • Concussion
  • Degenerative nerve diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Nerve injuries
  • Neuromuscular diseases, including myasthenia gravis
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleep disorders
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Tumors of the brain and spinal cord

Expert Brain & Spine Care

You or your loved one will benefit from our years of training and experience with conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system—in fact, we perform more than 700 major neurological surgeries each year. And you’ll appreciate our compassionate, team-based approach to care. Your Avera brain and spine care team includes fellowship-trained neuro-endovascular specialist and neuro-intensivists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, rehabilitation professionals, neuro-radiologists, nurses and therapists specially trained in neuroscience.

Comprehensive Neuroscience Treatments & Services

Work with Avera specialists to create a coordinated care plan tailored to your needs. You’ll receive the least invasive and most advanced treatments first. Take advantage of services such as:

Stroke & Aneurysm Intervention Program

With premier neuro-interventional therapies, Avera’s neuro-critical care unit is comprised of a fellowship-trained neuro-endovascular specialists and neuro-intensivists. These board-certified providers help give you lifesaving care close to home without the need to travel outside of the Avera health system.

Our neuro-endovascular stroke program uses minimally invasive methods to treat disorders of blood vessels involving the head, neck and spine, whether it be on an emergent or elective basis. With our neuro-endovascular stroke program, we’re proud to offer a wider window for stroke treatment—for up to 24 hours from onset of symptoms. Our team also provides the full spectrum of care for brain aneurysms.

With 24/7 immediate stroke care, Avera offers immediate assessment, intervention and management of acute strokes. Learn more about neuro-critical care at Avera.

Distinctive Stroke Care

After a stroke, rely on Avera for the high-quality, individualized care that will help you or your loved one achieve better outcomes. Excellent results reflect our designation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center—the region’s first facility certified by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading independent health care accrediting agency.

Learn more about stroke services at Avera.

Neurological Rehabilitation

If you experience a disease, trauma, or disorder of the nervous system, take advantage of neurological rehabilitation to improve function, reduce symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

For neurological rehabilitation that requires a hospital stay, count on Avera for a variety of inpatient rehabilitation programs. You’ll benefit from a comprehensive care plan specifically tailored to your needs that may include:

Balance & Dizziness Clinic

Find the specialized care you need to manage balance problems associated with dizziness/vertigo, musculoskeletal disorders or neurologic conditions at the Avera Brain & Spine Institute Balance & Dizziness Clinic.

Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease

If you or a loved one lives with the effects of Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor, you may be eligible for a life-transforming procedure at the Avera Brain & Spine Institute – deep brain stimulation.

While deep brain stimulation (DBS) does not offer a cure, it can ease symptoms, decrease the amount of medications you need and improve your quality of life. This safe and effective surgical procedure equips you to manage some of the most disabling symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, difficulty walking and slowed movement.

To learn more, ask your provider for a referral for deep brain stimulation or call 605-335-0844.

Nationally Recognized Neurological Rehab Program

Depend on Avera for 24/7 coordinated, integrated medical and rehabilitation services after a brain injury or stroke. The neurological rehabilitation program at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). That means you can expect high-quality, personalized, multidisciplinary care that fits your or your loved one’s needs and preferences.


Outreach Services for Care Closer to Home

You can also take advantage of our neurology services at multiple outreach locations throughout the Upper Midwest including Watertown, Brookings, Madison, Mitchell and Yankton, SD and Spirit Lake, IA.

Learn more about brain and spine health through the Neuroscience Center in our online health library.

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Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a physician referral for most care at Avera Brain & Spine Institute. For more information, talk to your doctor or call 605-322-7270.

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