At Carilion Clinic, in Virginia, we are proud of our premier neurology services, offering advanced and comprehensive treatment for people with problems or concerns relating to the brain, spinal cord or nervous system. Our expert team includes neurologists, neuro-oncologists, neuro-radiologists, and neurosurgeons, in addition to physical medicine and rehabilitative services, all working together to give every patient the best possible outcome.

We have been designated as a Primary Stroke Center, which proves our dedication to providing the highest standard of care to people who have had strokes.

Besides stroke, Carilion treats other neurological disorders and conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Brain or spinal tumors
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Huntington's disease
  • Meningitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myelitis
  • Nervous system infections
  • Parkinson's disease


If you experience chronic or severe headaches, a full examination by a trained neurosurgeon can help track down the cause by pinpointing which category (there are more than 150) your headache falls into. Common types of headaches include:

  • Tension headache(the most common)
  • Migraine headache (moderate to severe pain)
  • Mixed headache syndrome (tension migraine)
  • Cluster headache (the most severe ‘primary’ headache)
  • Sinus headache (pain in cheekbones, forehead or bridge of nose)
  • Acute headache (seen in children, sudden and short in length)
  • Hormone headache (changes in hormone levels)
  • Chronic progressive headache (may be the result of an illness or disorder of the brain or skull)