Get Immediate and Cost-Effective Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Treatment in Clinton Township & St. Clair Shores, MI

At Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, we offer subspecialty, diagnostic studies and treatment for normal hydrocephalus, so you can get relief from the three cardinal bothersome symptoms of confusion, bladder control and walking difficulties.

In-House Therapy Center

Provides personalized care to hydrocephalus patients with imbalance issues.

On-Site Medical Tests

Timely diagnosis, and quick treatment

Online Check-in

Book appointments online, eliminating wait times

Over 20 Exam Rooms

For better available and efficient care for patients

Ambulatory Surgery

Helps definitively diagnose the presence of potentially treatable hydrocephalus via a high volume lumbar puncture trial

Personalized and Comprehensive Care for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) at Your Convenience

Personalized and Comprehensive Care for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) at Your Convenience

Whereas obstructive hydrocephalus is a life-threatening neurological condition that requires immediate medical attention, nonobstructive (AKA: normal) pressure hydrocephalus results in serious complications, such as cognitive impairments, loss of bladder control and abnormal gait.

At Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, we have experienced and highly competent neurologists to treat hydrocephalus with an accurate diagnosis and a commitment to long term management, restoring your normal brain function. We are open every weekday (Monday through Friday) to help patients living in Metro Detroit area and in Clinton Township & St. Clair Shores, MI, and surrounding areas to get the required normal pressure hydrocephalus care on time.

What Is Hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus literally means “water on the brain.” However, medically, it is referred to as a condition that causes cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to accumulate in the ventricles (chambers) of the brain. The fluid accumulation causes ventricles to expand and swell, increasing pressure in the normal brain. If there is obstruction, then this elevates brain pressure. This condition can be either congenital (present from birth) or acquired (developed after birth), affecting both children and adults. If the fluid is accumulating without obstruction, there is no increase in pressure.

What Are the Symptoms of Hydrocephalus?

Symptoms of hydrocephalus vary depending on its mechanism i.e. obstructive vs. non-obstructive and the length of time it has been present.

Symptoms in adults with hydrocephalus may include:

  • Headaches, often after awakening
  • Vision problems
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Lethargy
  • Problems with balance and coordination
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of bladder control

Symptoms in older children include:

  • Headache
  • Developmental delays
  • Vision problems
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unstable balance
  • Poor coordination
  • Frequent urination

Adults with hydrocephalus may develop:

  • Headache
  • Vision problems
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Feeling tired
  • Problems with balance and coordination
  • Nausea and vomiting

Symptoms in older adults may include:

  • Problems walking
  • Mild dementia
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Memory problems

How Is Hydrocephalus Diagnosed?

We will review your symptoms and medical history then perform a physical examination to check for the characteristic findings.

We may also recommend the following tests to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Neurological Tests - We will check your walking, muscle strength, posture, and coordination to examine your nervous system functioning.
  • MRI Scan - Performed to check for enlarged ventricles and identify the causes of hydrocephalus.
  • Arrange for a diagnostic high volume spinal tap (lumbar puncture) and monitor your clinical response.

How Is Hydrocephalus Treated?

Depending on your symptoms and severity, we may recommend any of the following surgeries to treat your hydrocephalus:


Shunt is a drainage system consisting of a long, flexible tube with a valve. One end of the tube is placed in one of the brain ventricles via a small burr hole in the skull and and the other end is tunneled under the skin to another body part (such as the abdomen) AKA a ventricular-peritoneal shunt. The tube helps drain the excess CSF to other body parts, reducing brain pressure and other symptoms. You will require ongoing care after the insertion of the shunt to monitor your brain health and ensure your shunt is functioning properly.

Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

It involves creating a small hole in the skull, usually on the right side behind the hairline, to allow the endoscope (small video camera) and mini-surgical tools to create an opening between the ventricles or in the bottom of one of the ventricles to enable CSF to flow out of the brain.

Why Choose Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants for Hydrocephalus Treatment?

Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants offers all-in-one care for hydrocephalus, from initial assessment to complete diagnosis and long-term treatment.

Here is what makes us our neurology clinic stand out in and around Michigan:

  • Treating Patients for Over 25 Years - We have been providing top-notch neurology care at affordable costs to Michigan residents for over two decades.
  • Best Doctors and Staff - We have experienced and certified neurologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to optimize your treatment with ultimate care and compassion.
  • Technical Advancement - We rely on the latest diagnostic techniques for accurate and thorough diagnosis, including MRI, EEG, spinal tap, and physical therapy assessment of gait.
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In Need of a Hydrocephalus Specialist in Michigan? Contact Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants Today!

At Michigan Neurology Associates & Pain Consultants, we are committed to providing extensive medical care for hydrocephalus with personalized attention. Schedule an appointment with us for better treatment and improved quality of life.

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Hydrocephalus FAQs

Hydrocephalus is not a brain tumor, but it can be caused by a cyst or other tumor in the brain.

Hydrocephalus can cause headaches that can get worse when you wake up in the morning due to improper draining or build-up of fluid.

Hydrocephalus can occur in four ways, including Non-Communicating Hydrocephalus, Communicating Hydrocephalus, Hydrocephalus ex-vacuo as a consequence of other brain disorders and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

Hydrocephalus is a condition that can be cured.

Surgical insertion of a shunt is the traditional treatment for hydrocephalus.

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