Neurologic care near home

Neuroscience encompasses areas of medicine that are related to the brain and spine. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving provides services in several areas of neuroscience, including neurosurgery, stroke care, sleep medicine and spine care.

Baylor Scott & White – Irving is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, which means the hospital uses the best medical practices in treating patients experiencing a stroke.

Back and neck care

Options for treating your pain

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving offers care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of spine and back-related conditions, including a full range of minimally invasive spine services and other treatments for spine-related problems. Our team of specialists works with each patient to design a treatment plan based on their unique needs. Baylor Scott & White – Irving offers advanced treatment options for many spine conditions, including spinal tumors and neck and back injuries.

We have a wide range of services and physicians on our medical staff to help pinpoint and treat neck and back pain, including:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Digital imaging
  • Pain management
  • Neurological, neuromuscular and vestibular rehabilitation services
  • Clinical pathology
  • Nutrition services

Stroke care

What Is a stroke?

A stroke is a “brain attack.” A stroke is a condition that occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel or when a blood vessel ruptures, interrupting blood flow to the brain. This leads to destruction of brain cells in the immediate area where blood flow is compromised within minutes. In fact, during a stroke, 2 million brain cells die every minute.

A chemical reaction occurs that also endangers cells in the surrounding area where blood flow is limited, but not completely stopped. These cascading events occur rapidly, creating a limited amount of time for effective treatment. When brain cells die, normal bodily functions controlled by the dying brain are lost.

Therefore, it is critical for stroke victims to obtain emergency treatment aimed at re-establishing blood flow and reducing the amount of damage from stroke. Time is brain. Every second counts in minimizing the amount of brain function that can be lost due to stroke.

Warning signs of stroke

The signs or symptoms of a stroke appear suddenly, without warning. If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms, act quickly and call 911.

  • Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Emergency stroke care

A stroke is an emergency that requires rapid assessment and evaluation to maximize the benefits of treatment and reduce brain damage. The emergency department at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving offers emergent stroke services and is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center.

“Brain attack” protocols (treatment plans the medical community has determined to be appropriate treatment) help provide eligible patients with the “clot-busting” therapy called TPA without delay to restore blood flow to the brain. Neurology consultations are conducted via our telemedicine robot and our laboratory and radiology services. All operate 24 hours a day for stroke patients.

Other Neuroscience services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The neuroscience specialists on staff at Baylor Scott & White - Irving can help you manage a range of neurologic conditions.

Sleep medicine

Baylor Scott & White – Irving's Sleep Center offers confidential diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of sleep/wake disorders. Utilizing a full array of specialized services, the goal at Baylor Scott & White – Irving is to alleviate symptoms, improve daily functioning and restore restful sleep to each of our patients.

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Spine care

Eight out of 10 adults experience debilitating back or neck pain at some point in their lives. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving offers advanced solutions for back and neck pain. Our multidisciplinary medical approach integrates experienced physicians on the medical staff with advanced technologies to provide innovative patient care focused on your individual needs.

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Stroke rehabilitation

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation has a location in Irving to provide our patients with outpatient stroke rehabilitation. To find the location nearest you, please call 972.990.8155.

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