Emergency Treatment for Stroke, Brain or Spine Injuries

Brain and spine emergencies: handle with care—and speed

Brain and Spine Emergency TreatmentEvery second counts when it comes to saving a life or preventing catastrophic damage to brain function or motor skills. 

When “time is brain,” patients can count on the specialists at Mercy to provide quality and efficient care.

Our hospitals offer emergency care. Our teams are experienced in caring for patients in all types of emergency situations, including stroke.

Call 911 immediately if you suspect a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological disorder.

Symptoms can include:

  • Paralysis
  • Weakness or numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • Confusion and difficulty speaking
  • Severe headache
  • Dizziness and loss of coordination