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Spine & Brain

A Full Spectrum of Care

The nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, is the body’s communication system. It controls everything that you need to function–movement, the five senses, intelligence, learning, memory, emotions, and basic body functions. The central nervous system (CNS) refers to the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) includes all the nerves outside of the CNS.

The medical specialty that focuses on the nervous system is called neurology. This area of medicine is highly complex, and many neurologists choose to subspecialize in a variety of fields, such as epilepsy, movement disorders, sleep issues, or neurological oncology. Neurosurgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on procedures to diseases and injuries involving the nervous system.

Our Experts

Neurology touches upon every part of the body and often involves collaboration with experts in other medical specialties. Our neurologists routinely consult with other Community Memorial Healthcare experts, including neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neuro-interventional radiologists, endocrinologists, orthopedists, physiatrists, radiologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, orthopedic spine surgeons, and psychiatrists.

Rehabilitation Services

Community Memorial offers robust in-patient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services. Our team is comprised of licensed physical therapists, licensed occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists, and licensed physical therapist assistants. Together, they offer our patients comprehensive expertise in all aspects of Rehabilitation, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation and specialized therapy for Parkinson’s Disease. Our Rehabilitation Centers encompass a variety of public and private treatment areas and large gyms outfitted with a variety of therapeutic equipment. Rehabilitation is available at Community Memorial Hospital – Ventura and Community Memorial Hospital – Ojai.

The national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association selected Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers® are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.