Brain Disorders Including Epilepsy

Brain Disorders Including Epilepsy Overview

Brain disorders are conditions that affect the brain. A Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates’ (CONA) neurovascular specialist should be contacted as soon as possible if brain disorder symptoms present.

Symptoms & Risk Factors

General brain disorder including epilepsy symptoms include:

  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Vertigo

Brain disorder risk factors include:

  • Age (older individuals are most at risk)
  • Excessive alcohol and/or drug use
  • Family history
  • Previous brain injury or trauma

Common Treatments:

A CONA neurovascular specialist performs a thorough evaluation, makes an accurate diagnosis and prescribes an appropriate treatment plan. Medications or a minimally invasive procedure may be used as a treatment option.

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