Your Brain Health is Essential. Memorial Hermann’s team of affiliated specialists focuses on key neurological conditions to help you understand the impact of COVID-19 on your neurological health. These experienced physicians will discuss strokes, back pain, migraines and other conditions and how they can intersect with the Coronavirus. Join them as they provide condition-specific information along with practical next steps.

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Stroke & COVID-19

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in America. On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds in the United States. Stroke is ALWAYS, ALWAYS a medical emergency, during a pandemic or otherwise, and requires immediate medical care to help minimize permanent damage and improve long-term outcomes.

Early data suggests there is a relationship, either direct or indirect, between COVID-19 and stroke. Join Dr. Ankit Patel, as he discusses Stroke & COVID-19.

Migraines and Headaches & COVID-19

Patients who suffer from migraines have been severely affected by the delay in treatment/not receiving care. Close to 14% of people with COVID-19 experience headaches. People with new headaches should take steps towards treatment and prevention.

Join Dr. Ferhad Bashir as he discusses Migraines and Headaches & COVID-19.

Epilepsy & COVID-19

Staying current with seizure medication and having an adequate supply is critical in managing seizures. Having epilepsy, by itself, does not increase the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 or lead to more severe illness if infected. Even during these challenging times, there are several ways to keep up with your epilepsy, including telemedicine visits with your epilepsy specialist.

Join Dr. Ai Sumida, a neurologist with UTHealth Neurosciences, as she discusses Epilepsy & COVID-19.

Back Pain & COVID-19

Several factors could be leading to new or aggravated back pain during this pandemic. From a new work-from-home work space, sedentary routines and/or increased levels of stress–when combined with barriers to treatment access could lead to unmanaged pain.

Join Dr. Divya Chirumamilla as she discusses Back Pain & COVID-19.

Neurosurgical Conditions & COVID-19

Anosmia, the loss of the sense of smell, is the most common and one of the most noticeable symptoms of the COVID-19 illness. While we’re hearing a lot about this symptom from the media, it is important not to forget about the other potential causes of this symptom that would require evaluation by a neurologist and possibly treatment by a neurosurgeon.

Join Dr. Saman Javedan as he discusses Neurosurgical Conditions & COVID-19.

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