There are four Centers of Excellence at the Chicago Neuroscience Institute (CNI). Each Center was developed to provide a focused approach to a health condition or a special approach to a class or category of conditions. Emphasis in each Center is placed upon prevention, early detection, timely intervention and patient education. Periodic health care screenings associated with each center may be offered to support risk analysis, early disease detection and intervention, as well as, self-care.
The Center for Spine Disorders at CNI represents a specialized program developed to provide focused evaluation and care of disorders of the spine. CNI has brought together a team of healthcare providers dedicated to offering precise and personalized spinecare. The Center offers second opinions for those challenged with chronic conditions and complex decisions. Spinecare providers have access to all of the divisions of services. CNI strives to provide an opportunity for each of our patients to experience less pain and better physical performance with a return to a more normal life. Our team provides the highest level of expertise and the latest technologies for non-operative spine care. Our Experienced CNI staff collaborates with leading-edge specialists, including experts from other institutions.
The Center for Diabetic Neuropathy at CNI represents a specialized program developed for the assessment, monitoring and care of neurological compromise related to metabolic syndrome and diabetes. The program was designed to provide the highest standard of care in the detection and quantitative monitoring of neurological complications associated with type I or type II diabetes. The approach includes the use of sophisticated equipment and special testing protocols by highly trained professionals to detect and monitor diabetic complications afflicting the central, peripheral and autonomic elements of the human nervous system. The majority of individuals with diabetes will develop neurological complications during the course of their life. Early detection, timely intervention and proper monitoring improve the potential for favorable outcomes.
The Center for Human Performance at CNI represents a specialized program developed to perform quantitative assessment of neurological and related musculoskeletal complications. The Center houses a World-Class Human Performance Lab with leading-edge technologies used to measure various performance attributes such as balance, gait, coordination, muscle strength, postural stability and reaction time. The lab is committed to the use e of new technology such as virtual reality stations for complex task assessment and for biofeedback. Quantitative measures from the lab are used to assess treatment and/or training outcomes. The primary goal of the CNI Center for Human Performance is to help provide an opportunity for each of our patients to regain functionality and return to a more normal life. The center has provided serves to numerous Olympic and professional athletes.
Over 100 million individuals in the United States are afflicted with a neurological disorder and this number will continue to grow due to an aging population and the growing prevalence of chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The CNI Center for Neurological Health was developed to protect and enhance neurological heath and related performance.
The CNI Center for Neurological Health offers a variety of health screenings and educational opportunities for patients and the public. Periodic screenings may include body composition analysis, blood pressure studies, retinal (eye) imaging, heart arrhythmia checks, peripheral (extremity) blood flow assessment, and screening for diabetic neuropathy. Some screenings may be free; whereas, others require payment of a nominal fee.